Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall has been handed a double player boost with both Zak Rudden and Rangers loanee Lewis Mayo available for a bottom of the table clash against Queen of the South.

Rudden arrived on a permanent deal from Rangers in January, but as yet, has only made two Jags appearances.

Rudden was on loan at Plymouth Argyle over the first half of the season, before joining Thistle. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

An injury ensured the striker was a late withdrawal from a league clash at Arbroath later that month and he hasn’t been seen since.

Meanwhile, Mayo, who signed on loan from Rangers on deadline day, is yet to make his competitive debut.

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However, it appears that a fortnight break has proved beneficial for their respective problems.

Speaking at Firhill on Monday afternoon, McCall confirmed that both players were in contention to face QoS.

Ian McCall’s Thistle are currently bottom of the Scottish Championship. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Zak Rudden is fit – that’s a big boost,” he said. “He is absolutely raring to go. Whether he would last a whole match I don’t know but I have high hopes for him.

“Lewis Mayo is back. It’s now just Ryan Williamson and Joe Cardle that are out.”

He went on to give Rudden, who enjoyed an impressive loan stint at Falkirk last season, a big billing.

“It depends what happens when he goes on the pitch but I have a feeling he is a player our supporters will really take to.”

Rudden and Mayo each have some minutes under their belt going into this one, having both featured in a behind closed doors friendly against Rangers last week.

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