Scottish Cup holders Dundee United are set to receive a triple boost for the latest leg of their title defence.
The Tangerines travel to Fir Park next Wednesday to take on Motherwell and expect to have Craig Conway, Scott Severin and Mihael Kovacevic all available.
The trio have been dogged by injury all season, but are destined for timely comebacks for the quarter-final replay against the Steelmen.
United’s squad returned to work yesterday after a few days off following a packed programme of fixtures saw them play six times in 19 days.
Assistant boss Gary Kirk took training along with coach Paul Hegarty in the absence of manager Peter Houston, who is on Scotland duty, and he feels all three will be ready for Well.
“Craig Conway did the warm-up with the boys and did the passing drills, so we think he will have a big chance for the cup clash,” said Kirk.
“He has been resting for the last couple of games, but he has a smile back on his face and that is the sign that everything is fine with Craig.
“Scott Severin has also trained away great today and played in the training game we had, as did Mihael Kovacevic.
“It is great to have those boys back because it makes a big difference to the squad. We have a lot of important games coming up and we will need as many players as possible.”
The quarter-final will come too soon for defender Garry Kenneth, although the big man did some light training yesterday.
“Garry is unlikely to make it because he has just been doing running in straight lines and the Motherwell game will probably come too soon.”