Antrim football joint manager Frank Fitzsimons says he is pleased by the return to the Saffrons squad of the McCann brothers Tomas and Michael McCann plus Kevin Niblock.
Fitzsimons watched his side lose their Dr McKenna Cup opener 4-16 to 2-12 at Owenbeg on Sunday but he took positives out of the game.
"We've nine guys who are with their universities so it is offering an opportunity for other boys to stake their claim for places on the panel," said Fitzsimons.
"Jackson McGreevy had a good debut today. I thought he played very well."