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As Jason Culina had to withdraw from the squad due to an ankle injury, young midfielder Lee Nguyen will deputize for him on Wednesday, when PSV are on the road to Utrecht. The Vietnamese American has never been called up for the squad before. Just like last week, PSV head coach Guus Hiddink did the media briefing in the catacombs of the stadium, following the Tuesday morning training session. "It’s going to be a very tough game. I know what people from Utrecht are like; they want to take revenge for the defeat they suffered, in particular as they play at home. I expect a physical game with a host of challenges and we have to take our measures. We enjoy a three-point lead at the top of the table and we want to stay there", announced Hiddink. FC Utrecht slipped to a 3-0 defeat against FC Twente last Sunday. "We must be wary. We showed resilience, when we staged a fight back against Roda JC last Saturday night. That was a morale-boosting win and it is the perfect tonic for tomorrow night. Our self confidence has grown, as we have been able to fight back and did all right both from a physical and mental point of view."Hiddink will bring about a few changes to the team that beat Roda JC 3-2. André Ooijer returns from suspension. Theo Lucius, though, who was shown card during the Roda JC game, is ruled out, as he will serve a one-match ban. Jason Culina withdrew from the squad, after he picked up an ankle injury during Monday’s training session. It is doubtful whether the Australian international will be available for Saturday night’s game. Hiddink thought that game might come too early. Hiddink also intimated that Michael Reiziger will be played as full right back in the Utrecht Galgenwaard Stadium tomorrow night. Lee Nguyen will fill in for Culina. The American of Vietnamese descent was on trial with PSV on two occasions, before he completed a deal with the Eindhoven outfit during the January transfer window. "He is a versatile player and he is two-footed", explained Hiddink. "He is an attacking midfield player and he is uninhibited. He does not need time to adapt; he presents himself. And that’s what I like. Lee is a creative player. He loves the game. He is a naïve and frivolous at time, but the again he is still a young lad."By the way, his family name is pronounced win, in the English way,