RICH FIDLER - Thursday, February 4, 2010
Helmond Sport will face FC Zwolle at home on Friday evening after their disappointing play to start the second half of the season continued last weekend.
American Charles Kazlauskas, who played 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss to FC Omniworld, will slot in to the right side of midfielder for head coach Jürgen Streppel.
The head coach will be unable to rely on Daniël Guijo-Velasco for the first time at home, as the midfielder recovers from a broken metatarsal bone in his foot that will keep him out until mid-March.
The "Bluefingers" will travel to Stadion De Braak under the care of Claus Boekweg and former Dutch international and FC Zwolle defender Jaap Stam.
The club is coming off a 2-0 victory over MVV Maastricht thanks to goals from Eric Botteghin and on-loan striker Cecilio Lopes. Lopes, who is property of SC Heerenveen, has five goals on the season - three behind striker Eldridge Rojer.
The visitors have welcomed Bram van Polen back to their regular rotation, following his recovery from groin surgery. The midfielder was named to the roster for the victory last weekend but has yet to see any action since returning.