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Matchday Notes - July 24, 2021 HFX Wanderers FC vs Valour FC

July 24, 2021 - Canadian Premier League (CPL) - HFX Wanderers FC News Release


HFX Wanderers FC vs Valour FC

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Kick off @ 1p.m. CT / 3 p.m. AT

IG Field, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Record: 1-2-4

Head Coach: Stephen Hart | Assistant Coach: Mesut Mert

Starting XI:

The starting XI will be distributed 60 minutes prior to the start of the match.

Match Facts:

The Wanderers hold an all-time record of 5-2-2 versus Valour FC which includes 7 regular season matches and 2 in the Canadian Championship. Their last meeting was a 2-0 win by Valour FC in their first match-up of the 2021 season.

Injuries:

HFX Wanderers play their last match of The Kickoff with a few lingering knocks. Peter Schaale will sit out of tonight's match. Cory Bent and Jeremy Gagnon-Laparé both returned to training Friday and are being monitored on a day-to-day basis. All other players except for Jems Geffrard will be available for selection by Coach Mesut Mert. Jems is still away on international duty with Haiti.

Captains:

Andre Rampersad retains the captain's armband for the 2021 campaign.

Coaches:

This is Stephen Hart's third season in charge of the Wanderers and recently signed an extension for three more years with the club. He is once again joined by assistant coach Mesut Mert who, for the remainder of The Kickoff, has stepped in for Stephen as he has returned to Halifax and has undergone a minor medical procedure. Stephen Hart is recovering well and will be joining the team when teams return to the home markets.

Wanderers notes and player information links:

The Wanderers have 14 returning players from the 2020 campaign. Last year's leading scorer, Akeem Garcia, is once again joined in attack by João Morelli and supported by a solid core including the likes of Andre Rampersad, Peter Schaale and Christian Oxner.

The returning core welcomes the experience of Morey Doner, Jeremy Gagnon-Laparé and Eriks Santos to the team this season as well as the fresh faces of U SPORTS draftees Kareem Sow and Stefan Karajovanovic.

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