Team news ahead of this weekend's Eredivisie fixtures
NAC Breda look set to be given a lift ahead of their date with ADO Den Haag as Nebojsa Gudelj is set to sign a new deal.
Last Updated: 08/02/13 10:46am
NAC and Gudelj are believed to have agreed a two-year extension in principle, with only the paperwork to sign.
The 44-year-old replaced coach John Karelse in October who was sacked following three straight defeats in the Eredivisie. The dip in results saw NAC second bottom in the overall standings but their form has improved with Gudelj at the helm.
They have won their last three successive league games and only recorded one loss in their last seven Eredivisie fixtures. However, despite the contract talks, Gudelj is remaining focussed on the upcoming match against ADO on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Vitesse have welcomed Wilfried Bony back to training ahead of their clash with league leaders PSV Eindhoven.
Bony has been away with Ivory Coast on African Cup of Nations duty but has returned following the quarter-final defeat by finalists Nigeria.
The striker is a key part of Vitesse's bid to claim a European place after scoring 16 goals in 18 games for the club.
Coach Fred Rutten is also expected to return to the dugout after he missed last week's match against NEC Nijmegen due to illness.
Elsewhere, Roda JC coach Ruud Brood expects striker Sanharib Malki to play in Sunday's trip to Amsterdam where they will face second-placed Ajax.
Malki was called up to the Syrian national team for Wednesday's Asian Cup qualifying match against Oman where a thigh injury caused him some problems.
However, Brood, while not wanting to take any chances on his striker's fitness, thinks he will be match fit on Sunday if he exercises some caution in training.
Roda are keen to discuss a contract extension with Malki, with his current deal set to expire in summer 2014 after he has scored 10 goals for the struggling club so far this season.
In the other games, FC Groningen take on RKC Waalwijk at the Euroborg Stadion while Heerenveen face VVV-Venlo and Heracles meet bottom side Willem II.
On Sunday, FC Utrecht play NEC Nijmegen in the early kick-off before Feyenoord look to close the five-point gap to PSV at home to AZ Alkmaar while PEC Zwolle take on FC Twente.