Dundee will include striker Leighton McIntosh for the first time this season following an ankle injury when they host Championship rivals Raith in the Scottish Cup.
Fit-again Willie Dyer could start after he joined McIntosh in a midweek reserve game, leaving only Kyle Benedictus sidelined due to a back problem.
Assistant manager Ray Farningham said: "We know from playing Raith Rovers a couple of weeks ago that this will be a tough game.
"We won that one 2-0, but they had a man sent off early so I'm not reading too much into that.
"This is a big game in our season and one that we really want to win."
Raith expect to have Dougie Hill in defence at Dens Park after he recovered from a back injury that saw him substituted in last Saturday's 2-1 win over Queen of the South.
Goalkeeper David McGurn remains a long-term absentee with an Achilles tendon injury and midfielder Liam Fox is doubtful due to the hamstring injury that saw him miss out against the Doonhamers.
Kirkcaldy manager Grant Murray said: "We're not on a revenge mission or anything like that, we just want to get through to the next round of the cup.
"We have bounced back from a couple of defeats and are looking forward to the game."