Next on the agenda for SV Wehen Wiesbaden is a trip away to face Holstein Kiel this Saturday, 13 June (kick-off 13:00 CET). We've summarised the most important statements from head coach Rüdiger Rehm's pre-match press conference below.
Personnel matters: Jeremias Lorch struggled with illness in the build-up to the Dresden match, but he recovered sufficiently to be able to rejoin team training from Tuesday onwards. ''There are no worries regarding Jerre,'' confirmed Rehm. The SVWW head coach is also expecting captain Sebastian Mrowca to be fit and ready for Saturday's game.
Scenario: ''Obviously we're all disappointed about the recent defeats, but we still see a lot of positives in the way we've been playing,'' stressed the SVWW head coach. Rehm has good grounds to be happy about the way his team have developed over the past months. The defence has grown more stable - in the first 11 matches of the second round of fixtures, the Red & Blacks only conceded 11 goals. Down the other end of the pitch, the attacking players are creating a wealth of goal-scoring opportunities. Rehm is all too aware of the fact that the chances his side had in the matches against Hamburg and Dresden should have been enough to secure much-needed wins. ''We've held our own in every match we've played over the last few months. We're not lacking much; it's just little details. We've been working hard on these and made steady improvements. As a club, we're all about developing players, and the lads have certainly done just that.''
Outlook: For SVWW, it's now about taking the all-important final steps in their development and doing what they need to do to stave off relegation. In Rehm's words: ''We're a tight-knit unit and we'll do everything we can to stay in this division.'' The side will have to fine-tune the small details in order to get the points required. The defence will have to tighten up and the attack will have to be more clinical. ''The lads are fully committed to what they're doing. Now they just have to go and reward themselves for it.''
Opposition: Holstein Kiel will be a ''tough task'' for the Red & Blacks. The Storks go into the match on the back of a hard-fought north-German derby with Hamburger SV, in which Kiel snatched a point thanks to an equaliser deep into injury time. The last match won by coach Ole Werner's side came shortly after the restart, against VfB Stuttgart. Three draws in their last eight games have been enough to see KSV consolidate their position in mid-table.
Fans: ''We're in touch with the fans. They stand with us and they support us as much as they can. Unfortunately the fans can't be there in the stadium, but sometimes we talk to them outside of it. They all believe in us, and we believe in ourselves too,'' said the Red & Blacks' head coach.
Man of the Match: As always, you have the opportunity to vote for your Man of the Match. Simply cast your vote in the Match Centre on the SVWW website anytime between kick-off and midnight on the day of the game and win a shirt signed by the Man of the Match!