St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson will have Michael O’Halloran available for Saturday’s clash with Hamilton Accies.
The Perth forward missed both of Saints’ recent Betfred Cup ties but returned to training yesterday.
“He came through the session fine,” Davidson reported. “Mikey should be good to go.
“He had one of those ankle problems that you play through.
“It was causing him a bit of bother so we’ve taken the opportunity to settle it down a bit over the last 10 days.”
O’Halloran’s absence for the Kelty Hearts and Brechin City games prevented him from getting back on the goal trail.
But Chris Kane, Stevie May and Callum Hendry all finding the back of the net was precisely what Davidson wanted to see during the Premiership break.
“You want your strikers full of confidence and scoring so the Betfred Cup has been great for that,” he said.
“Hopefully they realise that they’re doing the right things and getting in the right positions.
“I believe the goals will keep coming.
“Strikers beat themselves up if they’re not scoring but they are valuable assets when they’re doing other things.
“I’d have been concerned if they were shying away from getting in the box but that hasn’t been the case.”
The forwards aren’t the only ones to experience a Betfred benefit.
“The cup has been good for us,” Davidson added.
“Winning anything makes you feel better. That could be at marbles or cards. It’s certainly the case with football.
“These two wins have come at a good time.”