Füllkrug and Augustinsson candidates to start against Mainz

Bittencourt to undergo further tests later today

Niclas Füllkrug and Ludwig Augustinsson are fit and ready for action against Mainz (nordphoto).
First Team
Tuesday, 20.04.2021 / 14:15

Head coach Florian Kohfeldt has been handed a boost to his squad at both ends of the pitch ahead of Wednesday night’s home game against 1. FSV Mainz 05 (20:30 CEST). Niclas Füllkrug and Ludwig Augustinsson are “definitely fit” reported Kohfeldt at Tuesday afternoon’s pre-match press conference, with both players candidates to start against the Zerofivers.

“Niclas brings a level of quality that makes him a permanent fixture in the team when he’s fit. He’s a well-respected striker in the Bundesliga,” praised Kohfeldt. However, it remains to be seen whether Leonardo Bittencourt will be able to play following his enforced substitution early-on against Borussia Dortmund. “We’re going to do some further tests later on today,” explained the head coach. Bittencourt suffered a capsular injury in his left ankle during the defeat to last season’s runners-up.

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