RICH FIDLER - Thursday, December 10, 2009
Following a 4-2 loss at home last Friday, Helmond Sport will head on the road to face AGOVV Apeldoorn who sit just a lone point ahead of the visitors in the standings.
Charles Kazlauskas will line up in the midfield for head coach Jürgen Streppel on Friday and could be joined by Sjaak Lettinga. The midfidler is expected to return from injury this weekend but his spot in the starting eleven won't be known until game-time.
The visitors will once again be unable to see Sjoerd Winkens on the roster Friday night as he continues to recover from a long term injury.
Apeldoorn is coming off an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to struggling FC Eindhoven on the road at Jan Louwers Stadium last weekend. Head coach John van den Brom led the team to an 11th place finish last season, and they continue to sit in the top half so far this year.
The home team is led by midfidler Nacer Chadli, who has 13 goals so far this season, but is a lone yellow card away from a single game suspension for accumulation. Starting defender and captain Olaf Lindenbergh is also on the verge of suspension with his yellow card totals on the season.