Van Marwijk seems to have a ready-made replacement in Jorge ‘Kike’ Acuña however. Another new face will surely be Anthony Lurling, who has gained a reputation as an impact substitute in the last three outings, but will surely be itching to get more than a place on the bench at kick-off. Lurling scored soon after coming on against FC Zwolle and RBC Roosendaal, and almost repeated the trick against FC Kärnten, so he looks likely to get the nod ahead of a somewhat blunt Robin van Persie, who has failed to impress in the last two games.
Van Marwijk’s team will be otherwise unchanged for what is a tough away game. Shinji Ono didn’t put in the greatest of performances in Klagenfurt, but his coach is totally convinced that the Japanese will turn the corner soon.
Holland Casino Eredivisie
Roda JC – Feyenoord
Sunday 19 October
Venue: Parkstad Limburg Stadion
Kick-off: 2.30 pm
Zoetebier; Swerts, Van den Berg, Paauwe, De Nooijer; Acuña, Ono, Schreuder, Lurling; Kuyt, Buffel.
Last ten meetings
29/5/2003 Feyenoord Roda JC 3 - 1
3/2/2002 Feyenoord Roda JC 5 - 0
5/11/2000 Feyenoord Roda JC 4 - 2
6/2/2000 Feyenoord Roda JC 2 - 1
17/10/1998 Feyenoord Roda JC 0 - 0
24/8/2002 Roda JC Feyenoord 2 - 2
22/8/2001 Roda JC Feyenoord 0 - 2
29/4/2001 Roda JC Feyenoord 1 - 0
15/10/1999 Roda JC Feyenoord 2 - 1
12/5/1999 Roda JC Feyenoord 1 - 0