After being rested for their clubs’ Copa del Rey midweek clashes, Super Eagles’ duo of Kenneth Omeruo and Samuel Chukwueze are expected to return to the starting lineup this weekend when Leganes and Villarreal take to the pitch, AOIFootball.com reports.
In the second tier of the Spanish League, Super Eagles’ first choice shot-stopper, Francis Uzoho will target his fourth clean sheet when his side host Gimnastic on Sunday.
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KENNETH OMERUO: The Leganes defender will target his 12th league appearance and his 11th start on Saturday when his side host fellow relegation strugglers Huesca at the Municipal de Butarque on matchday 19 of the LaLiga.
Having been rested for the game against Real Madrid on Wednesday, the 23-year-should return to the starting XI as they hope to earn their first win of the year after suffering back-to-back defeats against Espanyol and Real Madrid.
SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE: The Eagles’ youngster was also rested for Villarreal as they came back from two goals down to draw at home to Espanyol on Wednesday in the Copa del Rey.
But with Villarreal searching for their first win in five matches, the impressive winger should return to the starting XI to take his place on the right-hand side of the Yellow Submarines’ attack when they play host to Getafe on Saturday.
Though unbeaten in their last five outings in all competitions, Villarreal will need to convert their recent run of draws to wins if they are to survive the drop as they currently occupy 18th position on the table.
MOSES SIMON: After impressing in Thursday night’s Copa del Rey win over Barcelona, the Eagles’ winger could fancy his chances of a first league start of the season when Levante travel to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday to take on Atletico Madrid.
Moses, 23, has struggled for game time in the league since his arrival from KAA Gent in the summer buy and will however be boosted by his impressive performance against Barcelona where he delivered a near perfect outing to help his team emerge victorious on the night.
Dropping down the division, the duo of Ramon Azeez and Francis Uzoho will also be in action for their various clubs.
FRANCIS UZOHO: Eagles’ goalie will fancy his chances of making it four clean sheets in 8 games for Elche when they take on strugglers Gimnastic de Tarragona on matchday 21 of the Spanish LaLiga 2.
Having suffered defeat in their last outing against Tenerife, the Eagles no 1 will be targeting his first win of the new year to help Elche improve their 17th position standing on the league table.
RAMON AZEEZ: The former Flying Eagles skipper will target his 9th league start for CD Lugo as they continue their quest for promotion into the LaLiga next season.
The 2014 World Cup star has been a regular face for Lugo this season and will most definitely bring his wealth of experience to play when they host Extremadura UD at the Anxo Carro on Sunday.