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PSV To Face Metalist Kharkiv Without Stanislav Manolev, Wilfred Bouma & Orlando Engelaar

Eredivisie table toppers PSV have received some disappointing news from the treatment table ahead of the Europa League match at home against Metalist Kharkiv.

Head coach Fred Rutten will be without the services of Wilfred Bouma, Stanislav Manolev and Orlando Engelaar when the Eindhoven giants take on the Ukrainian side on Thursday.

Bouma sustained a hamstring injury during last weekend's scoreless draw against De Graafschap, while Manolev is being plagued by an ankle injury. Engelaar will have to sit out the match due to a shin injury.

The absence of the aforementioned players probably means that Francisco Rodriguez, Atiba Hutchinson and Otman Bakkal will get the chance to prove their worth.

Both PSV and Metalist have already qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League. A draw will be enough for the Dutch side to secure top spot in the group.

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