Feyenoord will play with Lutsharel Geertruida on Saturday in the home game against NEC.

The defender replaces the injured Marcus Pedersen.

Furthermore, trainer Arne Slot sticks to his trusted names.

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Line-up Feyenoord

  • Bijlow;

    Geertruida, Trauner, Senesi, Malacia;

    Toornstra, Til, Kökçü;

    Jahanbakhsh, Linssen, Sinisterra.

The 21-year-old Geertruida was a regular base player at Feyenoord last season under trainer Dick Advocaat, but this year he did not start in the base of Slot's team partly due to a knee injury.

Geertruida made his comeback at Feyenoord two weeks ago in the Europa League match against Maccabi Haifa.

On Wednesday against sc Heerenveen (3-1) he also replaced Pedersen when the Norwegian had to be substituted.

Except for the substitution between Pedersen and Geertruida, the Feyenoord team has remained intact for the duel with NEC.

That means that Bryan Linssen is in the center of the attack and Guus Til and Jens Toornstra are together in midfield.

Marcus Pedersen is missing from Feyenoord due to an injury.

Marcus Pedersen is missing from Feyenoord due to an injury.

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Feyenoord has an excellent start to the season

Under Slot, Feyenoord has had a great season in the Eredivisie so far.

The team from Rotterdam surprised last week by winning 0-4 at PSV and also took the three points against sc Heerenveen on Wednesday.

This puts Feyenoord fourth.

After a good start to the season, NEC has dropped somewhat in the rankings.

The team of coach Rogier Meijer lost 0-3 to FC Utrecht on Wednesday and occupies tenth place in the Eredivisie for the time being.

Feyenoord-NEC starts on Saturday at 9 p.m. and is led by referee Joey Kooij.

With a win over NEC, Feyenoord takes over third place from PSV, which surprisingly lost 2-1 to Willem II earlier in the evening.