The frontman, who has already scored doubles in the victories over Hearts and Kilmarnock, is still nursing a calf injury while Moussa Dembele is out of action until next month.
“We’re still searching in this period of the season for that fitness. I’d hoped to give Leigh 90 minutes against Partick, but he still had an issue with his calf so we changed it slightly.
“He came on and, thankfully, had no ill effects. So, he’ll have a nice little period of recovery before Wednesday and I’m sure he’ll be fit and flying for the Astana game.
“The players are getting fitter and technically better as we go on. Even at Firhill we might have drawn that game last season.
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