MATHEW WAGNER - Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Matt Taylor and Münster will try to rebound against Rostock, while Royal-Dominique Fennell and the Stuttgarter Kickers search for their first win of the season.
Preußen Münster - Hansa Rostock
Matt Taylor should start at forward for Münster, as the team attempt to rebound from its 2-1 loss to Darmstadt over the weekend.
After scoring a goal in his first two games in the 3. Liga, Taylor didn't find the back of the net Friday. He hopes to rekindle his scoring touch against Rostock.
Both teams are equal on points, but because it owns a better goal differential, Münster sits over the relegated team in the standings at sixth and seventh, respectively.
Defender Clement Halet will once again miss for Münster, as he continues to recover from adductor muscle problems.
Rostock is not reporting injuries at this time.
Chemnitzer FC - SV Darmstadt 98
Preston Zimmerman will look to return to the starting lineup as Darmstadt travel east to Chemnitz.
Zimmerman came off the bench over the weekend, playing for 30 minutes in the win over Münster. Zimmerman had started the previous two games for 12th place Darmstadt.
Chemnitz, meanwhile, has struggled out of the gate, sitting in 15th place heading into the midweek.
Forward Marcus Steegmann will be out as, as he continues to return from a hernia injury while Chemnitz is not reporting any injuries.
Stuttgarter Kickers - Hallescher FC
As he has in every game so far, Royal-Dominique Fennell should start for the Kickers in a matchup of promoted squads.
The start of life in the 3. Liga couldn't have gone more differently for the two teams. The Kickers are in 19th place with one point, and they are still searching for their first win.
Halle, on the other hand, has picked up seven points in three games and lies in fourth place.
Defender Fabian Gerster will miss again for the Kickers, as he recovers from a heel injury.
The visitors are not reporting injuries at this time.
Jerome Kieswetter did not play for VfB Stuttgart II in its 1-1 tie to Rot-Weiß Erfurt on Tuesday.