RICH FIDLER - Monday, March 8, 2010
After losing to FC Den Bosch on Friday evening, Helmond turns right around to face Fortuna Sittard this evening at the friendly confines of Stadion De Braak.
American Charles Kazlauskas will start in Jürgen Streppel's midfield that will be missing a pair of regular starters due to injuries.
Daniël Guijo-Velasco and Bruno Fernandes de Britoare both still recovering from lower body injuries that should keep them out until later this month.
Fortuna Sittard's head coach Roger Reijners looks to pull the team out of the bottom half of the standings as they currently sit in 17th place.
Leading scorer is Swedish striker Demba Traoré with seven goals on the season, while defenders Zarko Grabovac, Ramon Voorn and fellow striker Marcus Rychlik sit second with four goals each.
Helmond and Sittard met in the season opener for both teams at Wagner & Partners Stadium with Streppel's team getting the easy 4-0 victory.