Dundee boss Mark McGhee will still be without “four or five” players due to Covid-related issues for the visit of St Mirren on Wednesday night.
Attacker Niall McGinn, who missed the game against Motherwell at the weekend with a knock, will be assessed after he returned to training.
Captain Charlie Adam has not quite recovered from a hamstring injury while striker Cillian Sheridan (Achilles) and goalkeeper Adam Legzdins (knee) remain out.
Defender Conor McCarthy is a fitness doubt for St Mirren after limping off against Ross County.
McCarthy suffered an ankle knock and is rated “touch and go” for the trip to Tayside.
Connor Ronan returns from suspension but Matt Millar remains on the sidelines with a minor injury.
A win for the Dark Blues in their Wednesday night clash against St Mirren would take them off the bottom of the Premiership and two points ahead of St Johnstone with eight league fixtures remaining.
McGhee has outlined the significance of the clash, saying a result would put it ‘in our own hands’.
He said: “It puts us in a position where it is in our own hands.
“We then just have to match St Johnstone’s results until the end of the season to be minimum in the play-off.
“Any better than that would obviously be fantastic but this game is an opportunity the way I see it.
“It is not make-or-break by any means.”