MICHAEL ADUBATO - Friday, August 12, 2011
After picking up their first win of the season last weekend, Anderlecht will travel north to take on a thus far, winless Lokeren at Daknam Stadion.
After scoring from the penalty spot last weekend against Mechelen, Sacha Kljestan is expected to keep his place in Les Mauves' midfield and could be joined on the field of play by two brand new signings - Milan Jovanovic from Liverpool and Dieumerci Mbokani from Monaco.
Mbokani was considered surplus at Anderlecht back in 2006, so was sold to Standard Liege where he helped the team to back-to-back Belgian titles as well as scoring 35 times in 81 games. Jovanovic was also on Liege's books before he left for Merseyside last season, only to return to Belgium after failing to impress the red side of the city.
Definitely not playing for Anderlecht again is teen sensation Romelu Lukaku, who became Chelsea's latest acquisition in the summer transfer window.
Back up keeper Davy Schollen picked up a hand injury against Oudenaarde in midweek and will be assessed before Sunday's game. Ziguy Badibanga is still out injured, while midfielder Ronald Vargas and Czech defender Ondrej Mazuch were also treated for injuries midweek.
At this time Sporting are not reporting any new injuries to their squad.