Mickey Harte will have to draw on all his persuasive powers to lure Owen Mulligan back to the Tyrone squad after his apparent withdrawal earlier this week.
Mulligan missed training on Tuesday and was absent again last night as Tyrone stepped up their preparations for their third-round qualifier against either Wicklow or Armagh.
He is believed to be disillusioned at his failure to cement a permanent place on the team.
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