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S. Becker (51), K. Behrens (65)
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Becker battles illness ahead of Stuttgart

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

Union Berlin trainer Urs Fischer revealed that talismanic attacker Sheraldo Becker is battling illness ahead of the weekend clash with VfB Stuttgart.
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Union Berlin's leading goal scorer has been recovering from a bout of sickness and was unable to partake in training over the past few days. FCU head-coach revealed that Sheraldo Becker came down with a cold this week, but didn't wish to totally rule the Dutch-Suriname attacker out for the weekend yet.

"In the end, I hope it's not too bad and he can come back tomorrow and take part in training," Fischer said at a Thursday presser, "We still have Jordan Siebatcheu, though he and Kevin Behrens are perhaps too similar center-forward types. Jamie Leweling and Sven Michel are available too."

Fischer wished to make clear that - even if he was facing the league's current last-placed team - there was very much a need to take the encounter seriously. The FCU gaffer called the Swabians an "active and confident" side that could pose problems in the final third.

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