NICK LEYDEN - Tuesday, June 21, 2011
After three consecutive tough matchups against Moscow powerhouses, Eugene Starikov and crew will look to take all three points when strugglers Rostov visit the Trud Stadium on Wednesday.
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Starikov has recently become a regular starter for Valeri Nepomniachi's squad, pairing with fellow Zenit loanee Maksim Kanunnikov up top for the last five games.
Despite looking dangerous with frequency, though, the 22 year old has not been able to find the back of the net since his sole tally on 5/21.
The former Stetson Hatter will hope to change that against a leaky Rostov defense that has conceded 10 goals in the last three games, all of which were losses.
In spite of Rostov's losing streak, which has seen them fail to score from the run of play in over 300 minutes, Tomsk find themselves only three points ahead of the 14th place visitors.
The Siberians have lost just once at home in seven league games this season, though they have also only recorded a single win, giving Rostov plenty of reason to believe that they can earn their first road victory.