Dundee will welcome playmaker Scott Allan back to the playing squad for today’s crunch clash with Kilmarnock — but midfielder Lewis Spence is a doubt.
The combative youngster, signed in the summer from Dunfermline, rolled his ankle in training on Wednesday but the medical staff are hopeful he’ll be ready for today’s game.
They put the damaged ankle in a protective boot but manager Neil McCann says that was purely to prevent further damage in the hope he’s fit for action.
Neil said: “We’re taking precautions with him. He’s gone over on his ankle in training on Wednesday so Gerry has just given him crutches to take the weight off it, we’ll see how he is.
“It’s one of those things but the good thing is we have a big squad just now so if he is to miss out, there’s somebody else who gets an opportunity.”
One who may get that opportunity is Scott Allan after he made his comeback from hernia surgery for the U/20s last week.
He hasn’t featured since the 1-1 draw at Kilmarnock in September and Neil is delighted to be able to call on him again.
He said: “Scott Allan is ready for selection.
“I don’t think he’s going to be absolutely 100%.
“He got 70 minutes against Motherwell and 90 v Hibs.
“His assists at the start of the season from dead balls and general play was important to us.
“It’s good we can call upon him again because we have missed him.
“In the games he played before his operation you could see he wasn’t firing on all cylinders, so I’m hopeful in the next couple of weeks you’ll start seeing him back.”