JAI Quitongo hopes to return to action against Brechin on Saturday after sitting out last weekend’s 3-3 draw with Rangers at Auchenhowie to shake off an injury problem.

Quitongo was subbed against Dundee United last month after feeling a tight hamstring and missed the Falkirk defeat at Cappielow the following weekend.

The striker had the opportunity to get a run out in a bounce game against Pedro Caixinha’s men on Saturday. 

However, the 20-year-old chose to miss the closed-doors friendly to avoid inflaming the cramp any further — and he hopes to be back for this Saturday’s trip to Brechin.

He told the Tele: “I didn’t play in the Rangers game last week. 

“I was meant to play but I wanted to get a full week ahead of me in training. 

“I’m back to feeling good and long may it continue.

“My hamstring was still a bit tight but it’s nothing serious. I’m feeling really good now. 

“I went to the game and the boys looked good.

“The Falkirk game was a sore one for the team to take and it was a sore one to watch from the stands because I hate watching the games. 

“It was sore for everyone.

“But I’ve trained, I want to maintain my fitness and hopefully I’m picked to play on Saturday.”