Anderlecht will face two more difficult tasks before the winter break. On Boxing Day, the Purple & White will face Cercle Brugge, but before that they first have to play against KRC Genk on Saturday. Before that match, Brian Rimmer was in danger of getting in pretty big trouble.
The Danish coach knew anyway that he would have to work on his defence. Zino Debast will have to watch while being suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in last weekend’s final stage in Antwerp. There are hardly any alternatives at centre-back, so it’s a matter of transformation.
Vertonghen is not sure about Genk
Rimmer is now in danger of having to shift a little more, because according to… The newspaper Jan Vertonghen is now also unsure about Saturday. The 36-year-old suffered minor injuries.
The nature of the injury has not been announced, but it seems likely that Vertonghen is suffering from tenderness in both ankles – as he announced on Thursday. Medmed He could barely walk when he got out of his car to record.
It is difficult for Anderlecht to have any alternatives
Anderlecht will of course try to set up Vertonghen, otherwise Remer will have to play a real game of Tetris. The only other central defender at centre-back is Lukas Lessens, but he has not played a single minute in the Jupiler Pro League this season.
In this case, the most logical solution seems to be to move Sardella and Augustinsson from the wings to the centre, which would bring Patrice Ndiaye into the team as new wing defenders. Other options are to move Delaney or Diawara back one row.
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