BRENDAN WIMBERLY - Tuesday, September 18, 2012
It's getting close to do or die time for Baggio Husidic and Hammarby in their quest for promotion as they take on fellow Stockholm-based side Brommapojkarna Tuesday.
After getting off to a fantastic start to the season, winning their first four games under new manager Gregg Berhalter, Hammarby have regressed in recent months but still find themselves in fourth place, one spot and eleven points adrift of Brommapojkarna and a spot in the promotion playoffs.
Although the gap may seem too tall a task for Hammarby with only eight games left, they have strung together consecutive victories for the first time since April and a win Tuesday would bring the margin down to a manageable eight points with seven matches remaining.
Hammarby have dealt with significant injury issues this season, and this week is no different as long term absences Daniel Theorin and captain Andreas Dahl have been attempting to work their way back into the team, but it is uncertain whether or not the influential players will be ready for Tuesday's contest.
BP do not have any players out injured for the match, but both Joakim Linder and Ludwig Augustinsson will sit out due to yellow card bans.