Siem de Jong makes PSV debut replacing brother Luuk up front
PSV are in Cup action tonight and before kick-off announced that Siem de Jong would be making his first team debut up front.
The Newcastle loan player replaces his brother Luuk who is suspended.
PSV pre-match announcement:
Siem de Jong, on loan from Newcastle United, makes his debut up front when PSV play host to Roda JC Kerkrade in a KNVB Beker tie.
Sam Lammers has been called up to the match squad for the first time and is on the bench. Here’s the PSV v Roda JC team news.
Siem de Jong
Siem de Jong gained match rhythm with PSV U21 the past two weeks.
After playing sixty minutes NAC Breda and the full ninety minutes against FC Dordrecht, captain Luuk de Jong’s brother gets a chance to spearhead the attack tonight.
Head coach Phillip Cocu makes some changes from the team that suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against Feyenoord on Sunday.
Remko Pasveer is the man between the posts and Joshua Brenet has been recalled to the starting line-up. Bart Ramselaar comes into midfield. Steven Bergwijn starts on the right wing and Daniel Schwaab partners Isimat in the centre of defence.
Pasveer; Arias, Schwaab, Isimat, Brenet; Hendrix, Pröpper, Ramselaar; Bergwijn, Pereiro, S. de Jong
PSV have taken the lead through Davy Propper after 25 minutes and then Gaston Pereiro added another after 34.
Five minutes before half-time Siem de Jong came close to making it three but at half-time the score remained at 2-0.
Propper made it 3-0 on the hour mark before Siem de Jong made way for Luciano Narsingh three minutes later, the Newcastle player’s replacement scoring a fourth to give Siem de Jong and PSV a 4-0 victory on his first team debut.
— PSV (@PSV) September 21, 2016
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