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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

S-Pulse v Niigata (Nab Cup Preview)

Barry Barry writes

Tomorrow evening S-Pulse get their 2012 Nabisco Cup campaign started with a home game against Albirex Niigata. The format is the same as 2010 with stage one being two groups of seven teams. Each team plays six times, which means every team gets one match day off. If you check the table, you can see we've already had ours.

Expect to see a young team with a début for 17 year old Ishige and a first start for 18 year old Shirasaki. Kaito will be back in goal letting Hayashi rest up for Saturday's trip to Kobe. It'll be a great opportunity to see some of our young crop of players coming through and where the future of S-Pulse lies.

Niigata won their first game in the Nabisco Cup away at Consadole 1-0.