Dundee boss Neil McCann admits his selection options for the crunch clash with Hibs today will be limited due to a significant injury list.
The manager was keeping his cards close to his chest over the exact number and identities of the players who will miss out against Neil Lennon’s side.
However, Glen Kamara, Nathan Ralph and Roarie Deacon will definitely be sidelined while there are major doubts over Darren O’Dea and Genseric Kusunga.
McCann will also have to do without striker Kenny Miller whose appeal against the red card he received at Ibrox was rejected in midweek.
The manager said: “We have a number of injuries.
“There have been a couple of wee bumps and bruises again this week which doesn’t help us but we will just have to deal with it.
“I am not at liberty to say who will be in or out as we are still waiting on a couple but clearly Darren and Gensy both took further knocks at the weekend so it hasn’t been ideal.
“Nathan Ralph is still injured. He is making steady progress but he will definitely be out.
“Glen has trained two days but he has been out for a number of weeks so again I am always reluctant to force issues with players who have had a significant injury.
“Roarie is back in training as well but we just have to be really careful.”
When asked if he was looking at a significant injury list, McCann said: “Yes, it will be and we have lost Kenny as well.
“Sometimes when things are going against you a wee bit, these things happen but we will just have to get on with it.
“I am really disappointed we lost the appeal. I still don’t believe it was a red card.
“I have watched it several times and I have heard plenty of ex pros talking about it and they are of the same opinion.
“One or two have sided with the refs, of course, but I don’t believe it was a red card.
“He was trying to get the ball and he does.
“But I am really disappointed as we have lost Kenny for two games. It is chance for someone else now.”
Dundee are currently sitting bottom of the Premiership without a point to their name but McCann insists the mood within the camp remains upbeat.
He said: “It is great. If you walked past our dressing-room as a complete stranger, you would not know where we are sitting.
“That’s testament to the boys that there is still a belief there, that we are doing the right things in training.
“We don’t shy away from the hard work that needs to be done to try to recover the situation.
“The lads have been great all week in training. We have done our homework on Hibs and have worked really hard.
“We are looking forward to it and you wouldn’t think we are in the position we are because they are really upbeat with the game coming up.”