Dark Blues duo to return at Dens Park today

Sofien Moussa in action for Dundee

Dundee manager Neil McCann is expecting a fit and healthy squad to choose from for today’s Scottish Cup clash with Inverness.

The Dark Blues get back into action after the winter break, battling with the Highlanders for a place in the fifth round.

They welcome John Robertson’s Caley Thistle to Dens Park eager to get going again in 2018.

The weeks off have allowed any knocks and niggles picked up over the first half of the season to ease.

Two players who missed their last fixture on December 30 — a 2-0 victory at St Johnstone — Josh Meekings and Sofien Moussa will be available.

Meekings missed that contest with a bruised foot following the challenge with Jonny Hayes that left the Celtic winger with a broken leg on Boxing Day.

He’s fit and ready to return to the side, while Moussa sat out the Saints game with a similar problem.

A swollen foot from a knock picked up against the Hoops meant he couldn’t get his boot on properly and was left behind for the McDiarmid Park fixture.

Whether he slots straight back into the starting line-up or not remains to be seen after Marcus Haber netted in the win over their Tayside neighbours.

Today’s game, though, may come too soon for the injured Roarie Deacon (thigh) and Lewis Spence (ankle) but they are expected to return to action soon.

Meanwhile, Queen of the South have cooled interest in bringing Dundee left-back Kevin Holt back to Palmerston.

The 24-year-old left the Doonhamers in 2015 but has struggled for game time lately.

That alerted Queens but, with finances tight, they have opted to sign Newcastle kid Kyle Cameron instead.