Paul Paton, the Dundee United midfielder, is in line for a recall for tonight's League Cup quarter-final tie against Hibernian just days after having been dropped from the squad.
Alan Stubbs insists he is already "over" his Edinburgh derby disappointment and has urged his Hibernian players to book a trip to Hampden to prove they are too.
Dundee United have launched an investigation into the behaviour of first-team players Paul Paton and Mark Wilson.
A late penalty from Nadir Ciftci helped Dundee United overcome 10-man Partick Thistle 1-0 at Tannadice to close the gap on Scottish Premiership leaders Hamilton.
TANNADICE made for a fetching seasonal scene on a glorious afternoon on Tayside, its pitch and terraces bathed in autumnal oranges, reds and yellows.