Three points would see them move closer to securing the objective of winning the Championship and a return to the top flight which could ease the pressure slightly on the management and board.
Robbie Neilson has made an addition to the squad with the loan signing of Shay Logan from Aberdeen on loan for the final five league games. It was a move which raised a few eyebrows amongst fans but will give the manager more choice, allowing him to move Michael Smith into a centre-back role or over to left-back. It also keeps Cammy Logan on loan at Cove Rangers where he could get a number of games including one against Rangers in the Scottish Cup this weekend.
We look at the line-up Neilson could choose for the Dunfermline match which includes five changes.