Mark Burchill bids to drag Livingston off the bottom
Livingston boss Mark Burchill is hoping to climb from the foot of the Ladbrokes Scottish Championship table when St Mirren head for the Tony Macaroni Arena.
However, he will be without the suspended Myles Hippolyte following his sending-off at Dumbarton, and the injured Craig Sives (back) and Danny Mullen (hamstring).
Darren Cole is a major doubt after being injured in the 2-1 defeat at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium with Burchill still upset by that result.
The manager said: "We lost a game we were on the way to winning as we went down to 10 men. That result sent us to the bottom of the table. We want to get away from there as soon as possible.
"This is a big game for us as a win would take us level on points with St Mirren and potentially above Alloa."
St Mirren welcome back Luke Conlon and Lawrence Shankland from international duty and Jamie Langford and Paul McMullan from injury.
However, they are again without Jason Naismith and Alan Gow with knee and ankle problems respectively, although manager Ian Murray admits he has a selection puzzle of the right kind to solve.
He said: "We put in a really good performance against Dunfermline last weekend with reduced numbers. We now have players back and I have choices to make. I need to make the right choices as we have played Livingston twice already this season and not won yet."