St Johnstone trio Sven Sprangler, Drey Wright and Nicky Clark all expected to be available for Hibs game
St Johnstone manager Steven MacLean hopes to have Sven Sprangler, Drey Wright and Nicky Clark all available for selection at Easter Road.
Austrian midfielder Sprangler was last week back in his homeland sitting an English exam, which was part of his signing requirements.
Wright and Clark, meanwhile, are building in training this week following injury and should be ready for the trip to the capital.
“Drey did bits and pieces last week,” he said.
“He will hopefully have a good week of training and be available for the weekend.
“The same with Nicky Clark. We hope he will be available for Saturday.”
MacLean added: “Sven passed his test and now we’re trying to speed up the process.
“Sven was back in on Monday and he’ll train all week.
“We are just waiting for that clearance to come through.
“He has played an hour in a bounce game and 90 minutes when we played St Mirren.
“I wouldn’t have any problems playing him. He is a fit boy.”
Saints skipper Liam Gordon was given the all-clear from hospital after a nasty head clash in Saturday’s defeat to Rangers.
The Perth captain collided with forward Danilo when attempting to thwart him from nodding in the early opener at McDiarmid Park.
Both players were required to exit the action after the incident.
Yesterday, manager Steven MacLean provided an update and said that Gordon should be available to face Hibs.
“Liam has been to the hospital and got a CT scan just in case,” MacLean explained.
“Everything came back clear. He needs to go through the protocols and he has been feeling better. If he passes all the tests, he will be available for the weekend.
“You need to give him time, follow protocols and go with what the doctor is saying.”
MacLean, reflecting on Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to