Partizan is home to Kolubara on Saturday (12.55pm CET Kick-off) as part of Linglong Tire Serbian Super Liga round 21 fixtures, final round of football ahead of a winter break.
Kolubara is top-tier newcomer and Partizan won corresponding fixture 4-0 away. The two also met for a cup game back in 2018 and Partizan won it 2-1 away.
Long-term absentees Obradovic, Natcho and Markovic remain sidelined. Left-back Urosevic is the latest casualty and won`t be available for Sunday`s game. On a positive note, Ricardo is back in contention.
Partizan boss Aleksandar Stanojevic ahead of Kolubara game:
-I`m quite wary ahead of this game, you never know what might happen. I don`t think about winter break yet, I`m focused on Kolubara match. We know what each game means to us and it`s not easy to keep winning. We know how much energy and focus it takes and we hope playing conditions will be adequate. We are fully focused and motivated to achieve another win and to finish off half-season in style.
As Urosevic is now sidelined and Obradovic being a long-term absentee, we have no natural solution for the left-back. There are some players who are not fully fit so it remains to be seen who we are going to field.
Kolubara plays with three at the back off recent and they look more compact and firm lately. They were good away to Radnik and won Proleter so we fully scan them and all the focus is on this encounter.
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