Team news ahead of Saturday's Scottish Premier League clash between Dundee United and Hearts at Tannadice.
Dundee United captain Jon Daly could return to the squad for the game.
The striker is recovering well from a knee injury and may secure a place on the bench.
Gregory Vignal will not make his debut as he continues to work on his match fitness after signing a short-term deal while winger Gary Mackay-Steven (knee) is still sidelined.
Andy Webster is a major doubt for Hearts after he suffered a back/hip problem on Tuesday.
Callum Paterson, the 17-year-old who began up front in the 2-0 loss at St Mirren, following an undisclosed problem returned to training yesterday and is also doubtful.
Dundee United (from): Cierzniak, Watson, Dillon, Gunning, McLean, Douglas, Flood, Rankin, Ryan, Russell, Daly, Dow, Armstrong, Milar, Gardyne, Robertson, Banks.
Hearts (from): MacDonald, R McGowan, Webster, Zaliukas, Grainger, Paterson, Barr, Taouil, Novikovas, Carrick, Sutton, Driver, Hamilton, Robinson, Holt, D McGowan, McHattie, Stevenson, Enckelman.