Fred's ready for Eredivisie return

BY foxsports • January 15, 2010

PSV have not played since December 12 when they beat AZ Alkmaar 1-0 as bad weather hit the fixture list prior to the break for the festive period. And Rutten is excited at getting back under way, starting with the fourth round tie at the Abe Lenstra Stadion on Saturday night. "We are back to it," he said. "We have had a good preparation and it was good to train in Spain." Rutten's main injury concern is midfielder Orlando Engelaar, who has not yet recovered from surgery on an Achilles tendon in December. Jonathan Reis and Jan Kromkamp are also missing for the visitors. "We know all about the cup," said Rutten. "But we must make sure we don't make a false start. "They have a strong team and trained well in Turkey during the break." There are also three Eredivisie games on Sunday with leaders FC Twente in action. Steve McClaren's men go to FC Utrecht knowing a win would move them five points clear of second-placed PSV. Elsewhere, Ajax visit NAC Breda and NEC Nijmegen play host to Vitesse Arnhem.

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