Dundee are sweating over the fitness of star midfielder Glen Kamara ahead of today’s visit of Aberdeen.
The Finnish international went over his ankle three weeks ago and missed the Betfred Cup games against Peterhead and Brechin.
He was expected to be fit for the Premiership opener at St Mirren last weekend but suffered a reaction to the injury on the eve of the game in Paisley.
It’s unclear yet just how long that will keep the central midfielder out for but he is a big doubt for today’s home clash with the Dons.
Despite falling to a 2-1 defeat to the Buddies, the Dark Blues midfield didn’t miss Kamara’s presence too much with Lewis Spence an able deputy with Kharl Madianga, Elton Ngwatala and Paul McGowan ahead of him also performing well.
And those four are expected to continue today from the start.
Meanwhile, the English transfer window shutting yesterday evening was good news for Dundee fans with Kamara and Steven Caulker still at the club.
Kamara had been linked with a move to newly- promoted Premier League side Wolves and Championship Swansea.
Loan moves are still available to Football League clubs but the Dark Blues would be unlikely to accept a loan-to-buy deal with the 22-year-old’s contract expiring at the end of the season.
Both Celtic and Rangers had been credited with interest in the midfielder and they have till the end of the month to make a move if they so wish.
Central defender Caulker had been linked with a £1.5 million move to Leeds United this week but that failed to materialise.
Turkish side Trabzonspor have also been credited with interest in the England international.