Injury may have ruined Dundee United loan star Curtis Good’s dreams of a Scottish Cup Final appearance but he remains on course for the World Cup.
The Newcastle United defender has been out since hurting a hip making his debut for Australia in March but is close to fitness again.
And while a lack of games means there was no way he could be considered for Celtic Park on Saturday, Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou has named the 21-year-old in his preliminary squad of 30 for Brazil.
That has to be whittled down to 23 before the tournament starts, so Good still faces a sweat before finding out if he’s on the plane.
Meanwhile, Ryan Dow and goalkeeper Marc McCallum have extended their contracts until May 2016.
Twenty-two-year-old Dow has scored four times in 30 games this season and appears to be on course to start Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final.
After a loan spell at Berwick Rangers last season, this term McCallum (21) has been back-up to Rado Cierzniak and made his debut against Aberdeen just last week.
He’s been with United since he was 12 and played for Scotland at U/17 and U/19 level.
“I’m delighted to get the players signed ahead of the final,” said United manager Jackie McNamara.
“Both want to continue to develop as Dundee United players and it is brilliant for the club to have them sign up.
“Ryan and Marc have come through the ranks and, in my time here, have shown continual improvement.