Raith Rovers boss John McGlynn expects first-choice keeper Andy McNeil to be fit to take his place between the sticks for the home derby with Cowdenbeath.
The stopper did not emerge from the dressing room at half-time of last weekend’s game with Dundee.
He has managed to train since then, but even if the former Hibs keeper’s problem flares up again, McGlynn takes comfort from the fact the man who replaced O’Neil against the Dark Blues is a more than capable deputy.
“Andy trained on Tuesday night, and as long as he does not suffer a reaction he should be okay for Saturday’s game,” said the Stark’s Park gaffer.
“His back was troubling him last weekend and he felt he had to come off at half-time. However, we had the experienced David McGurn waiting to come on.
“Andy has taken his chance to become the number one goalie but we are fortunate to have two such outstanding keepers at the club.”
McGlynn’s side picked up a couple of knocks and strains against Dundee but the manager is confident they will have shrugged them off before the derby on Saturday.
However, Dougie Hill is suspended and will join the injured Laurie Ellis, Iain Davidson and Stephen Simmons who also serves the second match of his own two-game ban on the sidelines.