Feyenoord starts on Thursday with Jens Toornstra and Robin van Persie in the game against FC Utrecht in the eighth finals of the TOTO KNVB-cup. Nicolai Jörgensen is sitting on the couch in The Cockpit.
The 29-year-old Toornstra had on Sunday-the thuisduel with Fortuna Sittard (0-2 loss) to go with hamstringklachten. He trained again this week with the group and is fit enough to start.
The same is true for van la parra, who against Fortuna in the rest injured was exchanged. Van Persie was in that lost home game only as a substitute speelminuten, but turned against Utrecht back to the kick-off. The old hand together with Steven Berghuis and Sam Larsson the forefront.
For Nicolai Jörgensen is a goals too early. The Danish striker, who at the beginning of december in the won the top match against PSV (2-1) went out with a hamstring injury, against Utrecht as a substitute his comeback.
Second goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer is as usual in bekerduels under the crossbar and it comes at the expense of Justin Bijlow. Trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst choose on the linksbackpositie for Calvin Verdonk in place of Tyrell Malacia.
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Feyenoord wants the season to save with the KNVB-cup
For Wigan, there is a lot on the game in The Cockpit. The citizens of Rotterdam in the Eredivisie, the connection with the leader PSV and number two Ajax lost and so it seems that the KNVB cup is the only feasible price.
The match between cup holder Feyenoord and FC Utrecht starts at 20.45 hours and is led by referee Björn Kuipers. The Domstedelingen, with Timo Letschert start in The Cockpit, were last season in the second round off.
Earlier this week placed Willem II, FC Twente, AZ, Heerenveen, Fortuna Sittard and Ajax already for the quarter-finals. The other quarter-final on Thursday (Cossacks Boys-Vitesse) is still working. The draw is Saturday night.
Preparation Feyenoord: Vermeer; Nieuwkoop, Van Beek, Van der Heijden, Verdonk; van la parra, Vilhena, Toornstra; Berghuis, Van Persie, Larsson.
Preparation of FC Utrecht: Jensen; Klaiber, Letschert, Janssen, Gavory; Of Overeem, Emanuelson, Gustafson; Church Of the Region, Tannane.
View the results in the KNVB cup