The buddies squad has been boosted by the arrival of 21 year old Portuguese striker Esmael Goncalves who has signed on loan to the Paisley club until the end of the season from Rio Ave.
Goncalves was out on loan last season to the French club Nice who play in the French Premier League where he scored the winning goal against French giants Lyon.
The club are hoping to get Esmael cleared in time to join the squad that will head to Hampden on Sunday to face Celtic. Players must be registered by 5pm on Friday in order to take part.
Meanwhile Newcastle United have confirmed they have agreed a deal with French club Nancy to sign left back Massadio Haidara, a move that should increase the possibility of young Paul Dummett returning to the Paisley club on loan for the rest of the season.