Rangers have been handed a double injury boost with the news that Dean Shiels and Ian Black should both be back in contention for this weekend's trip to Stirling Albion.
The pair have returned to training at Murray Park after Shiels was sidelined with a groin problem and Black was ruled out with a hamstring strain.
"Our injury situation has picked up a little bit," Ally McCoist told RangersTV. "Shielsy was back training today, as was wee Blackie, and we are hoping both of them came through it quite well because they looked fine."
Striker Andy Little could return from a foot injury for the game against Queen's Park on October 20, while David Templeton's position will be reassessed in the next fortnight after suffering ankle ligament damage.
Francisco Sandaza remains a longer-term casualty, with a broken cheekbone expected to keep him out for the rest of year, but McCoist was grateful for some good news on the injury front.
"Andy Little and Temps are both longer term, as is big Fran, but it's great that things are clearing," McCoist added.
"There's no doubt about it, it's good to have these guys coming back and Dean was a big miss for us at the weekend."
"He's a clever player and it was good that Kal (Naismith) came in and took his opportunity. He scored a great goal and I was delighted for him.
"At the same time, Dean gives us something a little bit different from the rest of the squad in that position as he gives us a great link."
McCoist added: "The Stirling game is just a little bit too quick for Andy, but the indications are he'll be fine after that."