Dees without Benedictus
Dundee will be without Kyle Benedictus who has a back injury against visitors Queen of the South as well as Leighton McIntosh who has an ankle problem with Stephen O'Donnell still not ready to return after knee surgery.
Kevin McBride is a doubt with Dens Park assistant boss Ray Farningham hoping that his players remember the disappointment they felt the last time they played the Dumfries men.
Farningham said: "We went to their place looking for an exciting start to the season and were turned over 4-3. Hopefully the players remember that and make up for it.
"We are playing well and another win would keep things ticking over nicely."
Queen of the South will have Zander Clark in goal at Dens Park after he joined the Doonhamers on loan from St Johnstone as cover for Calum Antell who has picked up a foot injury.
A groin problem keeps Paul Burns out and a heel injury continues to see Stephen McKenna absent with manager Jim McIntyre hoping that last Saturday's late goal that earned a point against Cowdenbeath will lift his side.
McIntyre explained: "We have been low on confidence but scoring late will hopefully put a spring in our step. We beat Dundee at the start of the season and it would be great to do it again."