Wexford footballers have received yet another blow following the news that Michael O'Regan has taken up an offer to join the county's hurling squad for 2018.
This is the latest setback to hit new manager Paul McLoughlin who has already had to deal with the news that Colm Kehoe and Jake Firman will be lining out with the hurlers next year.
O'Regan has been given a three-month strength and conditioning programme by the senior hurling management and has been given the chance to stake a claim for a place in the squad.
Throw in the fact that PJ Banville has retired and Adrian Flynn is a long term injury victim and McLoughlin is faced with a rebuilding task over the coming months.
The Kildare native admitted to the Wexford People that he still hasn't spoken to all the players in the squad, including O'Regan.
"I have still not spoken to everyone, I've to talk to some of the players before a squad is fully finalised," stated McLoughlin. "I have not spoken to Michael O'Regan, but I believe he's committed to hurling. Good luck to him."
He added: "With the amount of new players coming in, the amount of change, it's certainly going to be a period of transition. But having said that, the attitude of the guys in has been brilliant but we are a few weeks away from having everything in place."