BRIAN SCIARETTA - Friday, May 6, 2011
Jemal Johnson and Lokomotiv Sofia will try to keep their slim hopes for a Europa league birth alive on Sunday when they tavel to take on lowly Rakovski in Bulgarian A PFG action
Johnson started in Thursday's 2-1 win over Chernomorets and played 61 minutes. The New Jersey-native is still looking for his first goal for Lokomotiv since joining the club in January but is expected to start on Sunday.
For Lokomotiv, they currently trial CSKA by seven points for third place and the final Europa League spot.
Rakovski on the other hand are in the middle of a fierce relegation battle and Sunday's game is very important if they want to climb to safety.
Rakovski are currently in the relegation zone at 15th place in the 16 team league. The last two teams are relegated but the 14th place team goes to a relegation playoff. They are currently only one point out of both 13th and 14th place.
Rakovski are not reporting any injuries
Lokomotiv will be without the suspended Asen Karadjinov