Steven Naismith is confident Hearts can regain their early-season momentum.
St Mirren will be without Kyle Magennis and Danny Mullen until after the winter break.
Motherwell midfielder Andy Rose is to join Vancouver Whitecaps on January 1.
Livingston will assess the fitness of Scott Robinson and Ryan Hardie ahead of their Ladbrokes Premiership trip to Aberdeen.
Rangers dropped another two points in the Ladbrokes Premiership title race with a 1-1 draw at 10-man Dundee.
Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson insists there are plenty of positives to take from Saturday's narrow defeat at Hearts.