McBride worry for Dark Blues
Dundee midfielder Kevin McBride is a doubt for the visit of Queen of the South after being injured in Saturday's 1-0 win at Dumbarton.
Stephen O'Donnell remains out with a knee problem, with manager Paul Hartley looking for his men to keep hold of pole position.
Hartley said: "We defeated Dumbarton 1-0 at the weekend and it was not the greatest of wins. However, sometimes getting the three points is all that matters.
"Queen of the South will be very difficult opponents but if we win we stay top. Being top is something we should enjoy and hopefully we will see that in our play."
Queen of the South will be without Stephen McKenna, who has a hip injury, as they look to repeat their opening-day league success over Dundee and consolidate their place in fourth in the table.
Manager Jim McIntyre said: "We won 4-3 back in August but have not enjoyed any luck against Dundee and lost by one goal in the two games since. This would be a terrific game for us to win and take a tighter hold on a play-off place.
"We will treat it like a cup final as we will in all our remaining games although I am sure Dundee will do the same."