St Johnstone keeper Alan Mannus is set for his fifth Northern Ireland cap.
He’s likely to line up in goal in the away friendly against Malta on Wednesday. The regular Irish keeper, Roy Carroll (Olympiakos), is out with a back injury.
Mannus has had to play second fiddle to, firstly Lee Camp (Nottingham Forest) and then Carroll, but is set to be the Irish No 1 in the Ta’ Qali stadium.
Saints hope to have Chris Millar, Murray Davidson and Steven Anderson fit enough to be considered for the away game against Hibs a week tonight. They missed out on the away Scottish Cup defeat against St Mirren due to injury.
The Perth side’s loss was only their third away to St Mirren in 37 years and missed chances cost them dearly.
Manager Steve Lomas said: “We should have been two up at half-time. But we missed chances and Craig Samson in the St Mirren goal pulled off some superb saves.
“I was keen to get a good cup run but it’s not to be. Missed chances is nothing new. That’s why we’re fifth in the SPL and not second.”
Saints U/20 are away to Inverness CT tomorrow. Neither of the three young players brought in on loan from English Premiership clubs last week, Michael Doughty, Gwion Edwards and Mehdi Abeid, will feature in the game.