Kilmarnock v Partick Thistle Charlee Adams will miss out for Kilmarnock after Dundee defender Kevin Gomis’s wild tackle last week left him requiring stitches to a gash on his shin.
But veteran striker Nathan Tyson could make his debut against Thistle at Rugby Park today after signing for Kilmarnock earlier this week.
Greg Kiltie (hamstring), Miles Addison (ankle) and Callum McFadzean (foot) remain unavailable for the Ladbrokes Premiership clash, while Greg Taylor is suspended.
New signing Thorsten Stuckmann goes straight into the Partick Thistle squad .
The 35-year-old German goalkeeper, who left Doncaster in the summer, has been signed until January after Tomas Cerny’s recurring foot complaint flared up again last week.
Long-term absentees Stuart Bannigan (knee), Gary Fraser (knee) and Mustapha Dumbuya (Achilles) remain out. Motherwell v Hamilton Acad Motherwell have a doubt over Joe Chalmers (groin) but Keith Lasley is fit after coming off against Ross County with a dead leg. Carl McHugh (concussion) and Jacob Blyth (Achilles) remain out while Kieran Kennedy is still building himself back up to strength following illness.
Hamilton are likely to be without centre-back Dan Seaborne for the Lanarkshire derby. Seaborne pulled up with a muscle problem against Hearts last weekend and was replaced by teenager Shaun Want, but skipper Michael Devlin will return from a knee problem at Fir Park. Back-up goalkeeper Gary Woods (ankle) remains out along with long-term absentees Jesus Garcia Tena and Craig Watson (both knee). St Johnstone v Hearts Midfielder Danny Swanson is struggling with a strain for the hosts and defenders Keith Watson (thigh) and Tam Scobbie (knee) are still on the sidelines.
Club captain Dave Mackay announced his retirement on Thursday because of ongoing hip issues.
Hearts are again at full strength for the trip to Perth. Dundee v Aberdeen Kevin Gomis begins a two-match suspension, but fellow Dundee centreback Darren O’Dea is optimistic over his chances of overcoming a foot injury to start.
Midfielder Nicky Low is looking to make his first appearance of the season following an ankle injury, while James Vincent should be back after knee trouble. James McPake remain on the sidelines with a long-term knee injury.
Graeme Shinnie is expected to face Dundee after returning to training on Friday following the foot injury that forced him off against Inverness.
Mark Reynolds is back from suspension while Callum Morris is in contention for a debut after recovering from an Achilles knock.
Skipper Ryan Jack (knee) is out while Peter Pawlett, Miles Storey and Scott Wright staked their claim for involvement at Dens Park by scoring for the under-20s in midweek.