Dundee United goalkeeper Cammy Bell has been laid low by a virus but is still expected to be fit to face Morton.
The Tangerines face a crunch Championship clash at Cappielow on Saturday and are obviously keen to have their first-choice keeper available.
Bell, who was rested for the Irn-Bru Cup win over Dunfermline at the weekend, has been told to stay at home by manager Ray McKinnon.
The hope and expectation is, though, that he will still be able to wear the gloves against the Greenock men.
McKinnon said: “Cammy is ill, which is not like him.
“I have given him days off before and he has still come in.
“There might be a wee thing going about because the younger goalies have it as well.
“So we have told them all to stay away but hopefully Cammy will be OK for Saturday.
“We had to put (goalkeeping coach) Stuart Garden in goal in training so it was raining goals!”
Midfielder Stewart Murdoch came off the bench at East End Park but United will be easing him back.
McKinnon confirmed: “Murdo will get the 20s match down at Kilmarnock on the astro, which isn’t ideal.
“However, he could do with the game because we need to build him up.
“We gave him a wee taster on Saturday just as a reward for the work he put in.
“Now I will see how he comes through this but we’re not going to rush him back.
“If we get through Saturday then he has another two weeks to the Hibs game and I think it would be better if we can get some real football into him.”
Left-back Paul Dixon, meanwhile, looks like being sidelined for that December 2 clash with the Hibees but he might get close.
McKinnon added: “Dicker’s injury is not as bad as we first thought but I still think it will be another four weeks from now.
“He is feeling great but I still think there’s swelling and movement on his knee.
“I think we’re probably looking at him starting back maybe around December 10 so we’re not that far away.”