MICHAEL ADUBATO - Friday, November 18, 2011
Anderlecht and Sacha Kljestan get back to league action, while Tristan Bown will be hoping to get in some playing time with Roeselare in Belgian action.
Anderlecht - St. Trond
Welcoming a few players back from international duty, Anderlecht will stay at home in Brussels as they host St. Trond on Sunday afternoon.
Sacha Kljestan, who was overlooked by US coach Juergen Klinsmann for the pair of American friendlies, will take up the position he has solidified in les Mauves' midfield. Kljestan's midfield partner Lucas Biglia however, will not be playing after undergoing shoulder surgery. Striker Dieumerci Mbokani will miss out due to a hamstring injury that also kept him from playing for Congo during the international break. Also rehabilitating is Ronald Vargas, who had to undergo knee surgery.
On a positive note, Milan Jovanovic will not be suspended for picking up a red card in Anderlecht's last game in which they lost to Cercle Brugge. The Belgian FA deemed that the card was not deserved so are not punishing the Serbian.
As for St. Trond, they have no new injuries to report.
Currently Anderlecht are holding onto the top spot in the league while St Trond find themselves in relegation trouble, having registered jsut seven points after 13 games.
Devann Yao will start training again on Monday so will definitely miss out on Boussu-Dour's home game against Antwerp on Sunday.
Tristan Bowen, who has been played sparingly, usually coming on in the final minutes, will hope that he impressed enough to see more playing time on Saturday when Roeselare travels to Waasland-Beveren.