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Knoche still out for Union, Kral back in training

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Union Berlin coach Urs Fischer has announced that Robin Knoche will remain unavailable for Saturday's Bundesliga match against Heidenheim. Alex Kral, on the other hand, is back in training and in contention to play.
Robin Knoche (left).
Robin Knoche (left).Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0
Robin Knoche will once again be absent when Union Berlin face Heidenheim in the Bundesliga this weekend.

Having missed Union's last two games against Real Madrid and Hoffenheim, the center back isn't ready to return.

"Dehl, Schäfer, Khedira and Knoche are injured. These four are not available," said Union Berlin coach Urs Fischer at his pre-match press conference.

Fischer will also be without Kevin Volland, who will serve the last game of his suspension.

On the positive side for Union, Alex Kral is back in training, but it remains to be seen if he'll be fit enough to play on Saturday.

"Král was able to train fully today. So he is at least an alternative," said Fischer.

Fischer and Union are on a four-game losing streak in all competitions going into the Heidenheim clash.

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