PREVIEW: WEEKEND ISRAELI ACTION
Bryan Gerzicich and Kiryat Shmona will look to continue their strong run while Ryan Adeleye will hope to see more playing time for Be'er Sheva against powerhouse Maccabi Haifa.
Maccabi Netanya - Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Bryan Gerzicich and Ironi Kiryat Shmona have not lost in five League matches and will look to move further up the rankings when they visit Leonard Krupnik's struggling Maccabi Netanya on Saturday.
Gerzicich and Kiryat Shmona have steadily risen from near the bottom of the Israeli League and now find themselves in fourth position heading into the January transfer window. Conversely, Netanya have seen themselves fall from the middle of the pack into the relegation zone.
Kiryat Shmona boss Barak Bakhar has led a steady progression since taking over in October and is looking to continue success going into the homestretch.
On the other hand, his counterpart at Netanya, Tal Benin, has told the media that no one is safe from transfer in January.
Netanya will be without Jordan Cohen, who injured his shoulder last week in a Toto Cup match. Kiryat Shmona comes into the match at full strength and Gerzicich is expected to play 90 minutes in central midfield.
Reports out of Israel state that Krupnik has officially asked Netanya for a release in the January transfer window after not playing recently, and the player is unlikely to see the field on Saturday.
Ryan Adeleye has played once this season for Hapoel Be'er Sheva and will hope to see more action this weekend when they face Maccabi Haifa on Saturday night.