St Mirren skipper Jim Goodwin will complete a two-match ban for striking Dundee United midfielder Stuart Armstrong with a forearm smash when he sits out Sunday's clash with Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.
Midfielder Kenny McLean missed Thursday's defeat to Kilmarnock with a locked knee but may feature against the Hoops as the Buddies try to delay an operation as long as possible.
Gary Harkins is also unavailable after agreeing a six-month switch to English League One strugglers Oldham, but John McGinn should shake off a knee injury to start against Neil Lennon's side.
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Gary Teale (hernia) and defender David Barron (ankle) are definitely out with long-term issues.
Provisional squad: Kello, Naismith, Mair, van Zanten, McAusland, McGregor, Kelly, McGinn, Newton, McGowan, McLean, Thompson, Grainger, Reilly, Campbell, Dilo, Brady and Cuddihy.