A four-match unbeaten run, Excelsior stopped away at Jong AZ, where they lost with 2:1. They stayed in ninth place and will end this season there, no matter what happens in the last game. Today, coach Vonk can’t count on midfielder Baas (31/2), who was ruled out in a recent match, as well as midfielder Wiefer (31/1), who was suspended for one match. In addition, the Dutch coach will give time for several substitutions, because this is an unimportant game for them. The Eagles play in masterful form with 4 wins in a row and have retained third place in the table. They need a win and if Graafschap doesn’t win against Helmond, they will reach a direct promotion to the Eredivisie, which is the main goal this season.