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Kone and Zoetebier doubtful (PSV.nl)

31 mrt 2006 - Source: PSV.nl

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Guus Hiddink has two selection problems for his squad that face RBC on Saturday night. Arouna Koné and Edwin Zoetebier are suffering from a touch of flu and they will face a fitness test on the match day to see if they are available.Koné trained on Thursday, but was ruled out today because of flu and is therefore doubtful for Saturday. The same goes for deputy goalkeeper Edwin Zoetebier. "We will take a decision tomorrow", said Guus Hiddink at De Herdgang training base during the weekly media briefing. The good news is that André Ooijer is making considerable progress. "He joined his team mates for full training this morning, but he has not been called up for the squad yet. He will be back to full training on Monday again and if he comes through the tough training sessions unscathed, he will be available by next weekend." Ooijer broke a toe during the UCL encounter against Olympique Lyon, but he has now all but recovered. 18-year Roy Beerens, who was handed his Eredivisie debut during the Willem II encounter, has been called up for the squad again. Hiddink is eager to present youngsters a chance to show their skills in the top flight. "I want Beerens to be a player of the first team squad. It is our philosophy to educate young players and give them a taste of first team football. Since we rescheduled the Youth Academy, a number of youth players have made appearances in the first team. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction. PSV should not invest loads of money in players that are the numbers twelve till sixteen of our squad. The Youth Academy should be of added value."If PSV clinch the Dutch title on Sunday, (if PSV enjoy victory on Saturday night and AZ drop points the next day), there will be no championship parties. "First of all we must avoid making a slip on Saturday night. To be quite honest, I have not been thinking of championship festivities yet. But if we win the title, I will look back at this campaign with feelings of great satisfaction. It has been different from last year from an emotional point of view, although the statistics will probably not back my feelings." The home fixture against FC Groningen has been meanwhile postponed to Sunday 9 April. PSV will most likely win the title on that day and will then be able to celebrate the achievement together with the fans. Provisional squad for the league tie against RBC Roosendaal:Goalkeepers: Gomes, Zoetebier, BoffinDefenders: Addo, Alex, Ball, Lamey, ReizigerMidfielders: Afellay, Aissati, Cocu, Culina, Lucius, Simons, VäyrynenForwards: Beasley, Beerens, Farfán, Koné, Vennegoor of Hesselink.