Striker Craig Beattie is rated 50/50 to be fit and Dundee boss John Brown admits he is set to give the experienced frontman every chance of making the starting XI at Alloa’s Recreation Park.
The former Celtic and Swansea City forward has been struggling this week with a knee injury, picked up in last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat to Cowdenbeath.
Beattie will face a late fitness test pre-game to work out whether it’s him or one of the Dark Blues fringe men who takes the field.
“We will make a decision late on Craig,” said Bomber. “We want to give him every chance to be fit.
“It does come into my thinking that it is astro that is a harder surface to return on after a knock.
“But we will wait and see in the morning. He has not been ruled out.
“Apart from that, we have a full squad to choose from.”
If the former Scotland international loses his fitness battle, Craig Wighton and Martin Boyle look the most likely to deputise.
Elsewhere, Kyle Benedictus and Kevin McBride are also pushing for recalls.
Bomber admits he is wary of the threat posed by Paul Hartley’s in-form outfit.
“We’ve had two tough games, one in the league here and one in the Ramsdens at the start of the season,” said Bomber.
“It took two penalty-kicks to get the better of Alloa.
“They are hard to break down and are always well organised.
“The thing in their favour is the rich vein of form they’re in.”
He added: “In terms of last week, not too much damage has been done.
“But you cannot be having too many days like that, because it’ll be a long, drawn-out season.
“It was one of the worst performances I have seen here as manager.
“Maybe though it was the wake-up call we needed.”