Dundee insist defender Steven Caulker was sent home early from their Portugal training camp for a scan on an ankle injury despite reports he breached club discipline.
Ex-England international Caulker was absent from training on Monday in the Algarve and missed the 3-2 friendly defeat to Farense.
Manager Neil McCann said in Portugal the centre-back was suffering from an injury picked up in a training game against Portimonense last Sunday.
Responding to the reports that Caulker had been sent home as a disciplinary matter after being given Sunday afternoon off, the Dark Blues have said he flew back to Scotland to have a scan on his ankle.
The 26-year-old was back in training today and is expected to be fit and available on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Dens boss Neil says his squad are “well up to speed” for the campaign ahead after the week-long training camp in Portugal.
The Dark Blues flew home last night ahead of the Saturday’s season opener against Stirling Albion.
Neil said: “When you come away for pre-season, first of all you want a nice facility so you can get your work done and the players enjoy the environment.”
From his point of view, however, the work isn’t finished.
“We still have a long way before the players are absolutely match fit, that’ll come as we start the season but I think we’re well up to speed and looking forward to the new season.”