Adam Cummins is set for his first start in a Dundee jersey when QOS call in at Dens tonight.
The central defender, on loan from Motherwell, looks likely to replace Kyle Benedictus, who has a back injury.
Manager Paul Hartley has other options available but Cummins, whose last competitive action was for the Steelmen against Celtic in December, looks poised to get the nod.
Another enforced change to the starting line-up from the weekend win at Dumbarton is a replacement for Kevin McBride.
The midfielder suffered a head knock and was withdrawn after 23 minutes.
The Dark Blues boss said: “Injuries to Kyle and Kevin opens the door to others.
“We have a squad here. I said a few weeks back everyone would get their chance.”
Paul admits his side were not up to scratch in the 1-0 win over Dumbarton.
However, at the end of the day, it’s the three points that matter most.
The gaffer conceded that in an ideal world he’d love to see his side play the free-flowing, attacking football he has in mind moving forward.
But he understands his players must find a way to win, just like they did at Dumbarton.
In a frank admission, Paul reckons, in terms of their performance at the weekend, the Dark Blues didn’t look like title contenders.
“I know we can play a lot better,” said Paul.
“If we are going to win this league we have to play better.
“The first 45 was not acceptable. We rode our luck at times.
“In the second half we got a bit better. However, at this stage of the season it’s just about winning games.
“And if you’re going to win championships you need that wee slice of luck.
“We found a way to win it and that’s all that matters.”
A disallowed goal, a fine solo strike from Peter MacDonald, a dubious penalty decision and spot-kick save followed by a tense finish the game had everything. And Paul admits it was a bit of an emotional roller coaster.
He said: “That was a tough game. It was emotional.
“The goalkeeper lets one through his legs, you give away a penalty, struggle to create chances and score a goal like we did. It put us through the mill.
“After all that we’re just delighted to come away with the three points.”
On the decision to disallow the Sons’ strike in the opening period, Paul was unequivocal in his verdict.
He said: “It was a foul. A push. That clears that up. Even Ian Murray (Dumbarton boss) admitted that.”