The twentieth round is Monday concluded in the Galgenwaard stadium, where Young FC Utrecht NAC Breda receives. Despite an eighteenth place in the ranking the Utrecht do well in home games. NAC hopes under new trainer Stijn Vreven still make something of the season. Vreven can start with victory in Utrecht?
Young FC Utrecht: Satisfaction with the first half of the season
Young FC Utrecht can look back on a decent debut in professional football. The Domstedelingen had to get used to the higher level, but grabbed it ended well. The team of Robin Pronk leaning or largely on performance in home games, since only two of the seventeen points were packed in away games. Possibly could have had even more residents in the five-point-using men, because in four of these was the Young FC Utrecht took the lead. “It’s a new league, a new learning experience not only for boys but also for the club. You have the sale increase you a few times per season is on the wrong side of the score, but for results you like to do today: that’s a good incentive for the group and for the process, “said Pronk after the last contest in 2016, which was won by Telstar (2-1).
Pronk praised the fighting spirit of his team. Not for the first time this season Young FC Utrecht played a strong first half, but unlike against Almere City (1-1) and Ajax (2-2) they forgot to take this time to distance. This was also necessary because the forces seeped away in the second half, but the margin could now be well defended. “We were for various reasons not quite fresh the second half. Sean Klaiber with little match practice, Loukili making his first minutes in the Jupiler League. Then Sylla Sow who are sick get the pitch, then you know that it will survive a survival. Therefore, it is a bit away from us the second half, “said Pronk. Young FC Utrecht last week gained confidence in a practice match against Young Vitesse. The Second Division squad was defeated 6-0. To play on Monday night always some players from the first note. It remains to be seen who that will be.
Probable lineup Jong FC Utrecht
Nijhuis; Ulusoy, Koch, Abena, Moore; Van Rooijen, Klaiber, Velanas; Church Joosten, Sow
NAC Breda Weather sacked coach, now Vreven may try
After over NAC Breda has already said goodbye to a year of coach Marinus Dijkhuizen. The results of the title contenders were not as bad as in the county, but it was an eighth place with ten points behind leaders VVV not what was expected. The time of dismissal was striking because NAC had just defeated in the last match before the winter break FC Emmen. “If they had given me my resignation after that match against FC Eindhoven, I had taken a different feel to it. Now I had the idea that we then had resumed nice. I was again confident that we went into the top-five, ‘said Dijkhuizen, which mainly irritated by the towering expectations. “At a club like NAC, it is obviously difficult to adjust expectations downwards. And that they should do so. ”
It helps therefore not that Stijn Vreven calls in his presentation that NAC belongs in the top 8 of the Netherlands. The Belgian is no stranger to the Dutch football because he played one or more seasons for FC Utrecht, Vitesse and ADO Den Haag. As a trainer he was only active in Belgium. He was last October by Waasland-Beveren put on the street. Provisional Vreven only look at the short term. It has to, because he has a contract until the end of the season, in which NAC has an option for another season. “First we have to win again on a regular basis and ensure that we get into the final round. Then there can happen, because the ambition is obviously to return to the Premier League. Preferably as soon as possible, “Vreven said.
Vreven will immediately deal with injuries, where Dijkhuizen had much bother. Gianluca Nijholt had surgery in October on his right knee to remove cartilage, but it had not gone quite well, making Nijholt again been under the knife in the winter. The midfielder is still at least until February along the side. In addition, left winger Brandon Barker suffered a hamstring injury and will be absent for three to four weeks. Furthermore Chiro N’toko misses the resumption because he is not yet fit enough after a hamstring injury. The defender this winter was acquired Cambuur, where he suffered a lot of injuries. David Faupala has returned to Manchester City and in its place comes Manu Garcia, an attacking midfielder.
Probable lineup NAC Breda
Brondeel; Sporkslede, Verschueren, Van Diermen, Smith-Brown; Hamada, El Allouchi, Haemhouts; Short, Dessers, Verbeek