Noveski kept out for Mainz

The thigh injury by Nikolce Noveski is not serious but he was unable to make the Mainz squad for today’s game against Stuttgart.

Mainz captain Nikolce Noveski was unable to recover from his thigh injury in time for today’s home game against Stuttgart.  Noveski was questionable going into the game but he did not make the final list of 18 players.  So, with Noveski out with the injury, Jan Kirchhoff started at left CB for Mainz who recorded a much needed 3:1 victory over Stuttgart.

Noveski was included in the Macedonian squad by manager John Toshack for the upcoming friendly against Albania on 15 November in Prilep.  However, there is still a possibility that Noveski might withdraw from the squad if he suffers a setback from his injury.  Noveski is a veteran player and Toshack has already seen him play in several games so his potential withdrawal will allow Toshack to look at other options at the CB position such as Vladimir Dimitrovski.

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