Rangers boss Walter Smith has revealed that Madjid Bougherra will be fit for the CIS Insurance Cup final.
The Gers face Old Firm rivals Celtic in the first domestic honour in Scotland and Smith has been given a timely fitness boost ahead of Sunday's clash.
Defender Bougherra, who limped off with a calf injury in last Sunday's Scottish Cup quarter-final win over Hamilton, is available for the weekend.
Striker Nacho Novo declared himself fit for the final on Tuesday and the former Scotland manager hopes he will return to full health.
"Bougherra will be okay for the game. Novo has a possibility of being back," he said. "He is hopeful of returning to training in the middle of the week and I would hope he would be fit for Sunday."
Smith is still waiting on defender Kirk Broadfoot, who missed the game against the Accies with a foot injury.
Steven Whittaker replaced Broadfoot against Accies and scored in the 5-1 win, leaving Smith with a decision to make if the former St Mirren player recovers, while the Ibrox boss could hand Kyle Lafferty a starting berth.
"Broadfoot is like Nacho Novo, we will have to wait until later in the week. He has a ligament problem in the base of his foot so hopefully that can clear."
"Steven did well on Sunday and he was more like himself. He was doing the type of things of which we know he is capable.
"When players come into the team we always want them to try to force us into making decisions and Steven has made a case for the final.
"The same goes for Kyle Lafferty who played well at the weekend."
Sunday's final at Hampden Park will be the first Old Firm cup final in Smith's managerial career, which is something that surprises the Gers boss.
"It is a wee bit of a surprise," he admitted. "I never really thought about it until someone came up with the statistic.
"I had a few Old Firm finals as assistant to Graeme Souness earlier in my career.
"I've had the league games which have produced their own level of pressure but a one-off cup tie is one we will all look forward to.
"Old Firm games are really difficult to predict. There hasn't been much between the sides in the league games this season, regardless of results, and the cup final will be much the same.
"But it's important to win, you can't get away from that."