St Johnstone have already shown what they can do with an injury and suspension-hit squad.
And now Tommy Wright wants them to keep it up with virtually a full one.
With Dave Mackay available after suspension, Steven MacLean back on grass and Chris Millar fully recovered, Simon Lappin is the only absentee for the visit of Kilmarnock tomorrow.
And, after winning three matches in a row, there are well over 11 strong candidates to start against Killie.
“I’ll pick the team I feel is the strongest to get three points,” Wright said. “You want all your players fit and available, and at the minute we have only one missing.
“It doesn’t give me any problems because I know the team I want to play against Kilmarnock.
“I would rather have it this way compared to what it was like at the start of the season. We had to move people about, particularly in Europe, to accommodate the injury list we had.
“That’s the value of having a good squad and I think we can cope with injuries and suspensions.
“We’ve proved that in the league campaign already. Saturday was a prime example.
“We have managed to get results without key players this season and that’s down to the strength of the squad.”
On the injury front, Wright reported: “We had a couple of knocks at the weekend but Ando (Steven Anderson) and Muzz (Murray Davidson) have trained. Midge (Chris Millar) has trained all week.
“(Steven) MacLean will be available and (Dave) Mackay is back from suspension. So it’s pretty much a full squad apart from Simon, who has had his operation.
“It went well. There was nothing to indicate that he will be longer back than first thought. The best we can hope for is three or four weeks. And two weeks of that is taken up by the international break.”
On the run of form that has taken Saints to within six points of second place in the Premiership, Wright observed: “It’s been a great run and we have probably gone under the radar again, which is good.
“I was unaware that we had won eight out of 11 and I normally look for things like that.
“But it’s all gone now. The next game is the important one and we need to be right against Kilmarnock.
“We’ve already lost to them this season. It was a little unfortunate because the goal that gets them back in it was a bit of a fluke.
“Kilmarnock have had a decent run and particularly their front four. They are a threat.
“If we maintain the performances that we have had recently, we will be in a good position to win another game and get another three points.”
There could soon be news on contract extensions at McDiarmid Park.
Wright explained: “We’re in talks with one or two at the minute to extend contracts. Hopefully things will be done over the next few days and weeks.
“The process starts early for us and that is ongoing. But we have no definite agreements in place yet. I don’t envisage having many problems with the ones we are talking to.”