Dean Shiels has confessed he is desperate to bring in the new year with the sweet taste of a derby victory over bitter rivals Falkirk.
Brechin City striker Dene Shields is to get a scan on his injured knee.
Dundee manager Neil McCann will miss their first post-split fixture against St Johnstone unless he wins his appeal against a touchline ban.
With Dunfermline and Morton now 12 points off the Championship pace, it is starting to look like a four-club battle for the title. Courier Sports writer Ian Roache assesses the strengths and weaknesses of Dundee United's realistic challengers.
St Mirren have apologised to the Dundee fans who were stuck outside at kick-off on Saturday and launched an investigation into the hold-ups.
Dundee United’s transfer deadline day ended with the 11th-hour departure of defender Tam Scobbie to Championship rivals Partick Thistle on loan until January.
There will no Dundee derbies in the group stages of the Betfred Cup after the draw was made.
Dale Hilson has rejoined Forfar after being released by St Mirren.
Forfar’s new recruit Dale Hilson is unlikely to start against Arbroath today but will have an important role to play as the Loons look for the win that could take them off the foot of the League One table.
Dunfermline keeper Sean Murdoch insists it would be only natural to expect a hangover in today’s potentially-explosive derby with Falkirk following the abuse of teammate Dean Shiels.