Dundee boss Neil McCann is set to have a midfield conundrum this weekend as Ayr United come to town for the Betfred Cup last-16 clash.
The Dark Blues welcome the Championship side to Dens Park on Saturday aiming to equal last season’s run to the quarter-finals of the competition.
And gaffer Neil will have a decision to make in the middle of the park as they look to get past Ian McCall’s Honest Men.
Defensive midfielder Lewis Spence was the big worry after he was substituted with an ankle knock in the 1-0 home defeat to Aberdeen but he has declared himself fit to play once again as he looks to continue his fine early-season form.
There were no risks taken with the knock after he spent a large chunk of the last campaign on the sidelines after requiring surgery on the same ankle after damaging ligaments.
That caution seems to have paid off with the former Dunfermline man fit for selection.
Also in with a chance of returning is Glen Kamara.
The Finnish international has only featured once this season, the opening game of the campaign, after going over his ankle in training.
He was expected to return for the opening Premiership contest at St Mirren but suffered a recurrence of the problem on the eve of the game and then missed the defeat to Aberdeen.
He has returned to training, however, and leaves his manager with a decision to make on whether to return him to the starting XI or stick with a midfield that has impressed in the last few matches.
Also hoping for a start is new boy Adil Nabi after he showed up well off the bench against Aberdeen at the head of the midfield diamond.
The former West Brom kid displayed some nice touches in and around the area and could be line for his first start against the lower league outfit.
Also in contention are Paul McGowan, Elton Ngwatala and Kharl Madianga for a starting spot, leaving their boss with a welcome headache.
Roarie Deacon, meanwhile, is nearing a return to action.
The former Sutton United winger had surgery on his ankle at the end of last season and missed the entirety of pre-season.
However, he’s been back in training and is close to giving his manager yet another option in midfield or attack.