RICH FIDLER - Thursday, January 21, 2010
Helmond Sport travels to De Vijverberg Stadium to face De Graafschap following their 4-1 victory on Monday evening.
The visitors' head coach Jürgen Streppel will once again slot American Charles Kazlauskas in the midfield, a spot he's held the entire season.
Helmond will be without midfielder Daniël Guijo-Velasco for at least eight weeks after the 25-year old suffered a broken metatarsal during an exhibition game over the Christmas break.
Striker Rick Verbeek, who has been loaned to Helmond from VVV Venlo for the remainder of the current season, could see his first game action with the team following his recent move.
It will be the first game of the second half of the season for the home team, their last game was a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of FC Zwolle before the winter break.
The "Super Farmers" sit in first place at the mid-way point of the season are lead by Bosnian head coach Darije Kalezić after dropping to the Jupiler League last year.
He'll be without Dutch striker Soufian El Hassnaoui due to injury but can count on on-loan Sparta Rotterdam forward Yuri Rose who has eight goals on the season to lead the team.
Midfidler Martijn Meerdink and Moroccan striker Abdelhali Chaiat have not resumed training with the first team so they will be unable to join the team for the game this Friday.