Arbroath manager Dick Campbell will chat to Derek Gaston to see if he feels able to play against Ayr United today.
The 32-year-old goalkeeper missed the Lichties’ 3-0 win over Auchinleck Talbot at Gayfield in midweek after suffering a family bereavement.
Darren Jamieson took over between the posts for that William Hill Scottish Cup third round replay, with outfield player Steven Doris listed as the substitute goalie.
Campbell will leave it up to Gaston to decide what he wants to do this afternoon, saying: “I will speak to Derek about it and see how he is. It will be his decision.
“We are in the fortunate position of having two quality keepers at the club and Darren came in and did really well against Auchinleck.”
Goals from Michael McKenna, Bobby Linn and Scott Stewart earned the Angus men a home tie against Falkirk in the fourth round of the cup, which the match to be played over the weekend of January 18-19.
It is the only league that counts until then and Arbroath carry momentum into their trip west.
However, Campbell revealed that there is a question mark over the game at Somerset Park.
The Lichties boss added: “There is some doubt over the pitch because of the low temperatures.
“I hear they have managed to get covers from Ayr racecourse so hopefully that will help get the game on.
“We are in good shape after Wednesday night, while Ayr will be desperate to play because they haven’t had a match for some time (the 3- loss to Queen of the South at Palmerston on November 9).”
Should today’s fixture go off then it would give Arbroath a really challenging week, during which they would play Dundee at home on Saturday, December 7, Ayr away the following midweek in the rescheduled match then host Championship leaders Dundee United at Gayfield on the 14th.