The Amstel Cup is the only competition Feyenoord can still win and Bert van Marwijk’s men will be hoping to reach the semi-final Wednesday in Enschede. Feyenoord were impressive in beating FC Twente at the weekend and Bert van Marwijk can choose from the same 15 that played that day. That said, Twente are very strong at home. Feyenoord found themselves on the end of a 2-4 reverse in the season’s first meeting between the teams.

Feyenoord have improved vastly recently and the team seems to be coping without important players like Anthony Lurling and Shinji Ono. Van Marwijk may soon have a problem of luxury when those players return. ‘Lurling and Gyan too are doing well. With a bit of luck they can join the squad next week. Ono is also making excellent progress. He has been outside again since Monday, but it will take him a few days and probably a week before he can join the others.’ Edwin Zoetebier’s shoulder injury is clearing up fast although he won’t be included in the squad. ‘This weekend against Vitesse he probably will be,’ revealed the coach. There was also good news about Ferne Snoyl and Salomon Kalou. Both have been sidelined for a few weeks, but took the first step on the road back Tuesday. ‘They are now with rehab trainer Toine van de Goolberg, but it’ll be a couple of weeks before they are fully fit.’ AMSTEL CUP, WEDNESDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2004 FC TWENTE-FEYENOORD Kick-off: 8.30 pm Venue: Feyenoord: Lodewijks; Song, Van Wonderen, Paauwe, Van Haaren; Smolarek, Pardo, Schreuder, Van Persie; Buffel, Kuyt FC Twente Paauwe; Van der Weerden, Pothuizen, Zomer, Heubach; Cziommer, Niemeyer, Sibum, Polak; Ramzi, N’Kufo
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