Dundee boss Neil McCann is hoping his walking wounded recover in time for today’s vital Premiership game against Hamilton kicks off.
The Dens gaffer is under pressure to arrest his side’s run of straight defeats – six in the league, seven in all competitions – as the Dark Blues head to Lanarkshire to take on Accies.
Martin Canning’s men sit on six points and can move nine clear of their relegation rivals with a second win in two, after a 3-0 thumping of St Mirren last week.
Neil will have at least one addition to his options after winger Roarie Deacon declared himself available for action.
After a lengthy period out, caused by an injury to his ankle picked up in the last game of last season against Partick which required surgery, it’s likely the former Arsenal man will have to settle for a place on the bench.
Last week’s 3-0 defeat to Hibs saw Kharl Madianga, Calvin Miller and Benjamin Kallman all limp off.
Finnish striker Kallman’s problem was cramp and won’t keep him out today while Madianga and Miller’s injuries were muscle based and it remains to be seen how long they may be out for.
The club are hopeful Josh Meekings will be back fit after a thigh injury picked up against Motherwell four weeks ago.
He missed the defeat to Hibs, though, Neil may be tempted to stick with his two loan signings Andy Boyle and Ryan Inniss in any case.
At the top end of the field, the Dens boss will be hoping targetman Sofien Moussa has recovered from his knock picked up before the loss to Hibs to give him another option in attack.
Meanwhile, Kenny Miller will serve the final game of his two-match suspension today.