RICH FIDLER - Thursday, December 17, 2009
Helmond Sport will look to bounce back from last weekends scoreless affair when they host FC Den Bosch on Friday evening.
American Charles Kazlauskas will start in the midfield and be expected to push forward for head coach Jürgen Streppel, who will be without leading scorer Johan Voskamp.
Voskamp, who is three goals ahead of teammate Marc Hocher with 10 goals on the season, is suspended following last weekend's double-yellow card which saw him ejected from the game in the 59th minute.
Streppel will still be without midfielder Sjaak Lettinga and defender Sjoerd Winkens, both of whom are still recovering from long-term injuries and have not factored for the team in months.
The visitors are coming off of a 2-1 victory over FC Zwolle last Friday, defender Angelo Cijntje and goalkeeper Peter van der Vlag picked up yellow cards in the victory.
Head coach Joop Gall will count on midfielder Michael De Leeuw to continue leading the charge. The midfielder leads the team with nine goals on the season including the game winner last weekend.