Wamangituka has been ruled out for the rest of the season and potentially the start of next after sustaining an ACL injury in the defeat to Bayern. Orel Mangala, Hamadi Al Ghaddioui, Clinton Mola and Lilian Egloff should all return to first-team action at some point in April if called upon, but Saturday’s match against Bremen is likely to come too soon for each of them. Nicolas Gonzalez returned from injury to feature from the bench against Bayern, though, and may receive a start should Matarazzo be confident in the Argentine’s fitness. Bremen, meanwhile, will travel without Sargent after the forward picked up his fifth booking of the season against Wolfsburg, in what proved to be a defeat for him in particular to forget having also scored an own goal. Niclas Fullkrug will likely receive a recall to the starting XI in the American’s place. Milos Veljkovic and Luca Plogmann will both miss out with groin and knee injuries respectively.
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