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BRENDAN WIMBERLY - Sunday, October 7, 2012
Brian Edwards and Degerfors hope to escape the relegation zone when they head to Stockholm to take on Gregg Berhalter and Hammarby.

Hammarby IF - Degerfors IF

Brian Edwards' and Degerfors' backs are against the wall on Monday when they travel to take on Baggio Husidic and his Hammarby teammates.

Degerfors currently occupy 13th place in the Superettan, two points and one spot away from escaping the relegation playoffs.

Between Hammarby, Ljungskile and Angelholm, Degerfors are playing teams in the top six in the league in three of their last four games and will need to grab points wherever they can as the season winds down.

Husidic reemerged into Hammarby's lineup last weekend after being left out the three previous games. The Bosnian-American had been a fixture in Gregg Berhalter's lineup all season but a troublesome thigh injury held him out for nearly a month.

Neither team are reporting any injuries for the match however Hammarby will be without Nik Ledgerwood due to a suspension while Degerfors will be missing Tobis Solberg and Niklas Klingberg for the same reason.

Varberg BoIS - Halmstad BK

Ryan Miller and Halmstad will attempt to solidify their promotion prospects this weekend when they travel to face Varberg.

Although tied on points with Brommapojkarna for second place, Halmstad lead the Stockholm club by 12 in the goal differential department, allowing them to lay claim to the Superettan's last assured promotion spot.

Miller has excelled at right back this season, tied for second in the league with seven assists while receiving the most starts on a back line which ranks first in the Superettan in goals allowed.

While last weekend's draw with Jonkopings ended an eight game winning streak for HBK, they still haven't lost a game since July 22nd, with only two draws in the process.

Influential midfielder Antonio Rojas will be forced to miss the match for Halmstad after receiving a red card in last weeks draw against Jonkopings.
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