Rostock (dpa / mv) - Second division soccer team FC Hansa Rostock will play the home game against leaders SV Darmstadt 98 on Saturday evening (8.30 p.m. / Sky and Sport1) with the best players. The two defenders Damian Roßbach and Kevin Schumacher, who missed the away game at Arminia Bielefeld (1-0) last weekend, can play again and are candidates for the starting XI. "Anderson Lucoqui will not be in the squad. Otherwise we can draw on plenty," said coach Patrick Glöckner on Thursday.
According to Glöckner, Lucoqui will be out for about seven to ten days. The 25-year-old left-back, on loan from Bundesliga club FSV Mainz 05, represented Schumacher in Bielefeld. Ryan Malone was in the starting eleven for Roßbach, who forms central defense with Rick van Drongelen.
The Rostockers feel like outsiders against the league leader, who hasn't been beaten in 19 games, but want to stop his series in front of a big crowd. "We will do everything to reach our maximum limits," said the Hansa coach.
At home, Hansa is the second-worst home side in the league with just three wins from ten games. The last three at the Ostseestadion was on September 17 last year with a 3-1 win against 1. FC Magdeburg. "There's still room for improvement," says Glöckner and demands: "We want to score more goals up front and defend better at the back."