David McClune insists he is ready to start against Queen’s Park at Hampden on Saturday if required.
The 30-year-old former St Johnstone, Alloa and Brechin midfielder, who joined the club a year ago, underwent minor surgery during the summer to cure a niggling groin problem but has made two substitute appearances in League 2 and is hoping to force his way into the starting XI.
He said: “I’ve been feeling fine for the past couple of weeks now but with the boys winning it’s not been easy to get a game and on Saturday there was not much need to bring on a defensive midfielder when we were losing.
“It was good to get a run-out against Montrose and Peterhead recently and I’ve played 70 minutes in bounce games against Spartans and Dumbarton as well, so I feel ready.
“Queen’s Park haven’t had the best of starts but it will be a hard game and there will be no complacency. I have to be honest and say Hampden isn’t my favourite to place to play because it’s a strange atmosphere.”