On Easter Sunday, the head coach is unlikely to be able to name Milos Veljkovic in the starting XI, or even the squad. "That’s probably not going to happen," Kohfeldt predicted. "We‘ve got some good alternatives for our back three in Christian Groß and Niklas Moisander. So it will be a real shame if Milos isn’t available, of course, but not drastic."
Josh Sargent is also unavailable due to a yellow-card suspension. "It’s certainly a big loss for us, fortunately not through injury though. These suspensions are standard at this stage of the season," said Kohfeldt, who did not reveal who would be replacing Sargent up front. "Niclas Füllkrug really benefited from the international break. He needs to play in order to get back to full competitive fitness, but he’s already at a good level. Davie Selke also trained well, Yuya Osako showed his quality with the Japan national team and has come back full of confidence." It remains to be seen who will start for Werder on Sunday.