Injury concerns have forced St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright to pre-plan for Saturday’s League Cup semi-final with three possible teams in mind.
But the Perth boss has insisted that he isn’t contemplating drafting a fourth one without Michael O’Halloran.
Dave Mackay, Murray Davidson and Chris Millar are all doubts for the Tynecastle clash with Hibs.
However Wright is confident that O’Halloran will still be a Saints player at the weekend.
“I already know my team but with the injuries I’ve got it’s a Plan A, Plan B and Plan C,” he said.
“But Michael O’Halloran is in every one of them.
“At the minute Dave Mackay, Murray Davidson and Chris Millar are out so the team we’re working on doesn’t have them in it.
“If that changes because of them recovering from their injuries then I’ve got Thursday and Friday to change that around.
“But Mikey will play, he’s in all three teams.”