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Jefferson Farfán and Alex have returned to the PSV first team squad that prepares for the Amstel Cup tie against FC Volendam. The two players were ruled out of the league game against NAC Breda last Saturday.Farfán was suffering from chicken pox after the festive season and missed most of the training sessions ahead of the start of the second period of the season He was tested, together with the Brazilian defender Alex, in a friendly with the PSV reserves last Sunday. The outcome was satisfactory, so both players have been called up for the cup tie against FC Volendam. Alex returns from a one-match suspension. Michael Lamey is dropped from the squad and Theo Lucius is rested, as he is facing a slight knee problem. PSV last won the Dutch Cup eight years ago. PSV manager Guus Hiddink attaches great importance to games like this, also as he thinks they are ‘a good opportunity to see how patterns practised at training are realized in matches’ “And it is wonderful to win the double. It was in the 1988-1989 season that we managed to do so for the last time. You should always be ambitious to win trophies and we should bear in mind that cup ties are special games. So we’ll take this game seriously, as we know that top teams may embarrassingly crash out of the Cup”, explained Guus Hiddink. John de Jong, Phillip Cocu, Johann Vogel and Kasper Bøgelund have all come through the NAC Breda league encounter unscathed and have gained some rhythm again. The cups tie PSV- FC Volendam is kicked of 20:00 hrs local time.The PSV squad for the cup tie against FC Volendam:Goalkeepers: Gomes, Zoetebier.Defenders: Ooijer, Lee, Alex, Bouma, Addo and Bøgelund.Midfielders: Van Bommel, Cocu, Vogel, Fehér, De Jong.Forwards: Park, Vennegoor of Hesselink, Beasley, Farfán, Vonlanthen, Sibon.