DAVID SMITH - Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Benny Feilhaber and Aarhus will look to beat up on relegation-threatened Fyn on Wednesday night and solidify their hold on the Danish First Division lead.
Recent Fyn addition Jamel Johnson is still working his way back to fitness after a slight hamstring pull, leaving the young American with some time before he will be ready to make his debut for the team.
Aarhus are once again in the middle of a maddening stretch of games, with their league make-up contest against Fyn being just their second of five to be played over a 15-day span.
The Whites were in top shape on Sunday afternoon as they put away Hjørring with a strong 3-0 shut-out win, a game which extended their unbeaten run to start the season to a full ten games.
Despite their success in storming through the Danish second tier, they have rivals Vejle nipping at their heels, with the two teams tied on points, but Aarhus with a vastly superior goal differential and one game in hand.
While they will certainly not overlook Wednesday's contest against 15th-place Fyn, they should be heavy favorites against a team which is only now beginning to shake off a horrible start to the season which saw them earn a single point from their first seven outings.
Fyn have bounced back to notch up two wins and one draw in the last three weekends, and will certainly be eager to hand Peter Sørensen's team their first loss of the season.
Sørensen was dealt a significant blow over the weekend in their win over the weekend, losing defender Jens Gjesing for several months to an ACL tear, however he otherwise has a full squad available for the game.
Fyn will be without several players, with Aske Lundsgaard, Christian Krøll Rasmussen, Klaus Larsen and Simon Azoulay all to miss the game with injuries.