Brian McIver plays down Derry's McKenna Cup win over Donegal

Brian McIver says Derry's McKenna Cup win over an under-strength Donegal will have no bearing on the side's opening Football League tussle later this month.

Donegal were without nearly all their first-choice players as Derry earned a 1-16 to 0-8 win in the game at Owenbeg.

However, McIver was happy with the display of his younger players and also praised the performance of full-forward Emmett McGuckin who is being flown home from England for games.

McGuckin is currently undertaking a teacher training course at the University of Birmingham.