RICH FIDLER - Thursday, February 18, 2010
After last weekend's away game against FC Oss was postponed due to a frozen field, Helmond Sport will return home to play RBC Roosendaal on Friday night.
American midfielder Charles Kazlauskas will once again take his place in the starting eleven for head coach Jürgen Streppel ahead of Monday evening's make-up against Oss. Helmond have won two straight at home.
Midfielder Daniël Guijo-Velasco, who is recovering from a broken metatarsal bone in his foot, will be unavailable for at least another six weeks.
RBC is coming off a disappointing 0-0 tie with De Graafschap on Monday evening. Dutch head coach Rini Coolen has the visitors sitting in 13th place with just 26 points on the season.
Coolen should welcome defender Nicky Hayen back to the game-day squad after missing Monday's draw due to illness. Felino Jardim returns from suspension while striker Jordan Remacle continues his two-game suspension for insulting an official early in the season.
These two teams played each other once before, in early November when a second-half stoppage time goal from John Schot was the difference in RBC's 2-1 victory.