Partick Thistle have included Steven Craig in their squad as they face promotion rivals Dunfermline at Firhill in the William Hill Scottish Cup.
Craig was suspended for two games after being dismissed against Cove Rangers in the last round and he then missed last Saturday's 2-0 win over Livingston through a back spasm.
Graeme Smith will continue to deputise for injured goalkeeper Scott Fox, while a move to tie up Ludovic Roy on a short-term deal as back-up is due to be completed before kick-off.
Thistle defeated Dunfermline 5-1 three weeks ago and manager Jackie McNamara admits that the result could motivate both sides.
``Our boys will go out knowing that we can beat Dunfermline whereas Jim Jefferies will be telling his players to show that they are a much better side than that,'' he said.
Dunfermline full back Stephen Jordan,could feature after returning to training this week.
Jordan has been missing for the last two months due to a calf problem,
The only other doubt for the Pars is midfielder Ryan Thomson who broke his nose recently but has been listed in the travelling party.
Assistant manager Gerry McCabe said: ``Partick have had the upper hand in games between us so far this season but as the league table shows there is nothing between us.
``They deserved their recent good win against us but when the score was 1-1 we missed a great chance and things could maybe have turned out differently.''
``We have nothing to fear going there and it should be a cracking game.``