Dunfermline have an unchanged squad available.
Nick Phinn has returned to training following a hamstring injury but is not ready for first-team action.
Andrew Barrowman, Martin Hardie and Kevin Rutkiewicz and Steven Bell remain out.
Dundee United have a couple of injury concerns.
Manager Peter Houston would not disclose the names of the doubtful players following the midweek Scottish Communities League Cup exit to Falkirk on penalties.
Sean Dillon (calf) remains out, but could return for next week's clash at Rangers, Danny Swanson (knee) and Scott Severin (broken leg) remain out.
Dunfermline (from): Gallacher, J Thomson, McCann, Keddie, Dowie, Potter, Mason, Burns, Easton, Graham, R Thomson, Cardle, Kirk, Smith, Boyle, Willis, Byrne, Young.
Dundee Utd (from): Pernis, Douglas, Dixon, Watson, Kenneth, Gunning, Smith, Allan, Flood, Rankin, Armstrong, Robertson, Mackay-Steven, Hilson, Dow, Russell, Daly, Dalla Valle, Banks.