Had before the European Cup appearance against Alashkert Dario Maresic, Lukas Grgic and Mamoudou Karamoko have already given positive corona tests. Florian Flecker and Husein Balic have now tested themselves again.
Jan Boller, who has been suspended internationally, is also back, Philipp Wiesinger and Marko Raguz could be in the squad. According to coach Andreas Wieland, you have to assess the situation realistically with both of them. “You have to be careful not to throw them into the next injury.” Operations from the start seem to be ruled out at the moment. Yannis Letard and Andreas Gruber also lack match practice after injuries.
With the now missing Nakamura, an attacker met in a double pack on Thursday. Which made Wieland very happy. “The important thing is that we scored goals from a striker, that was the main point of criticism in the last few weeks,” emphasized the interim coach. How his future will look beyond winter remains to be seen. Club boss Siegmund Gruber said to Sky when asked whether talks with possible candidates for the head coach position are already underway: “Not at all.”
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LASK wants to hand over “Red Lantern”
In terms of sport, the goal for next Sunday is clear: not to spend the upcoming two-week break in the league with the “Red Lantern”. In the home game against WSG Tirol (2.30 p.m.), the previous misery in Pasching should also be put aside. Only once in seven attempts this season did the athletes leave the field as winners. In the ÖFB-Cup there was recently a sense of achievement against the Wattener of all places. 2: 1 won the LASK on October 28th in the round of 16.
After that, Linz did not get into the league again, in the Conference League, however, the promotion to the knockout phase succeeded on Thursday. Even before the game against FC Alashkert, the clash with the WSG was an issue. After that all the more. “We have now taken a step in the international competition. But the situation is clear. We have to write in the championship, we want to perform well and also achieve results. Last place is not satisfactory,” Wieland clarified. According to the 38-year-old, the pressure is “definitely there”.
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Tyrol gropes in the dark
At the same time there is hope of leaving the last place in the table. With a victory over the Tyroleans, who are in seventh place, he could LASK in the narrow field, in the best case scenario, even get close to the top six. This also applies to the guests. Coach Thomas Silberberger said: “We want to score because it would be a good story for us in the table.” The cup game has been processed. You did a lot wrong, especially in the first half. Silberberger said about the starting position: “The cup game opened our eyes again about the difficulty of the task – even if it was LASK is currently at the bottom of the table. “
With regard to the LASK line-up, the guest trainer was also in the dark. “The corona situation at LASK is not an easy one. We’ll see what’s in store for us on Sunday, “said Silberberger in front of the customer from Linz. He didn’t want to talk about a severely weakened opponent.” LASK sitting on the bench would play with us from the start. “