Lawrence Shankland will make his comeback from injury against Morton, Robbie Neilson has confirmed.
The Dundee United star striker was an unused substitute in the 2-1 weekend win against Alloa, with Neilson correctly judging that his team-mates could see out the game without him.
And now Shankland is in line to play in the rearranged fixture at Cappielow.
“He did the warm-up and we were swithering about whether to give him 15 or 20 minutes,” said Neilson.
“The rest will hopefully help him kick on.
“You’re always wary of an injury like his. The plan all along was to get him back for the Arbroath game. He probably could have played against Alloa but we thought we had enough to win the game without him.
“We’ll reassess for Tuesday but I’d expect him to get game-time at Morton, if not start and then be ready for the coming weeks.”
Cammy Smith and Peter Pawlett are less likely to be in the United squad.
“Cammy (who was originally listed as a substitute but dropped out of the matchday squad before kick-off) has had a bit of an issue with his knee so we took him out,” said Neilson. “We’ll have a look at it over the next couple of days.
“Pawlett came back on Tuesday and rolled his ankle on Thursday, not to the extent of the previous one but he wasn’t ready. Will he be back on Tuesday? Probably not. But maybe Saturday.”