On Sunday mornings at 10am, Karlsruher SC will begin preparing for the upcoming Division II season at the Wildlife Park. This is the start of training. There have been a number of changes to the team’s composition. So far, the quartet of newcomers has been confirmed: goalkeeper Kai Eisel, who finished third in Dusseldorf.
Frank instead of Bormot and Arace and Neben instead of Lorenz
Marcel Franke comes from Hannover 96 to act as a central defender and must bridge the gap left by Robin Bormuth who went to Paderborn. Kelvin Arias was drawn into the theme park by Rapid Vienna to attack. He will replace Mark Lorenz, who has not received a new contract.
In addition, the KSC assigned a second player to the offensive wings. After Arase, Paul Nebel was loaned from FSV Mainz 05. The 19-year-old can play on both sides. With a height of 1.69 metres, he is a native of Bad Nauheim, a national under-20 player who made ten Bundesliga appearances and one DFB Cup last season.
At Regionalliga Südwest, Nebel scored three goals and one assist in 13 games. Since the competition in the Bundesliga is huge in Mainz and FSV often acts tactically without real outsiders, Nebel’s chances of playing were slim. Hence the loan to Karlsruhe, where he must collect matching drills. However, there is no purchase option for KSC.
What will happen to Guler? Who will replace Hoffmann?
Benjamin Guller’s time at KSC, who was on loan from Bremen, is likely to have ended due to Nebel’s commitment. Goller has a contract with Werder until 2023, so it can no longer be loaned to him. Since SV Werder asks for a fee and KSC cannot pay it, it is possible that the tracks will break.
The search for a replacement for striker Philipp Hoffmann, who moved to Bochum, continues. Although it has been clear for months that “Tormaschine” Hoffman will be leaving the wildlife park, no successor has yet been appointed for the important position. This is a very challenging task, we hear from the wildlife park.
Simon Makienok should be on your wish list. The Dane has a height of 2.01 meters, and therefore: a target player, a striker, like Hoffmann, can pass balls, but can also fix them. One more thing talking about Mackinnock: It doesn’t have a contract and is therefore freely available. On the other hand, he did not get a new contract with St. Pauli FC, although there is no oversupply when it comes to strikers.
Training camp in Austria?
One reason Kiez has not offered a contract could be that the roughly 100kg man has had knee problems for months – according to information from ka-news.de – and has therefore been able to train only on a reduced basis. Will the 31-year-old former Denmark international’s knee stand up to the pressures of pre-season and the match after that? This question will also be asked by KSC Team Planners.
KSC Maximilian Dettgen wing canceled. He moved from St. Pauli to FC Ingolstadt in the third division. Rüdiger Rehm is the head coach of the second-tier side’s top-flight club and has been known and appreciated by Dittgen for a long time. Both are friends.
Test games that KSC will complete to find the new starting lineup is certain. Before the Badners organize a training camp in Neukirchen am Großvenediger (Austria) from Saturday 25 June to Monday 4 July, they introduce themselves in the region. On Wednesday, June 15, the second division team will play SV Niederbühl / Donau at 6:30 pm.
This is how the preparation works
Three days later, on Saturday 18th June, media guide SV Pollertal welcomed KSC at 3.30pm in Pollertal. Then at GRENKE Stadium in Wildpark on Wednesday, June 22, KSC can anticipate their first challenge when third-tier team SV Wehen Wiesbaden with coach Markus Kauczinski faces the townspeople in fan form at 2:30 p.m.
On a trip to the training camp in Neukirchen, on Saturday 25 June at 2pm, they will face the next Third Division team. In Heimstetten near Munich, TSV 1860 Munich is the opponent of the KSC.
The following matches are planned for training camp: Thursday, June 30, 2:00 p.m.: KSC – Sepsi OSK (Neukirchen am Großvenediger) Sunday, July 3, 2:00 p.m.: SV Werder Bremen – KSC (Zell am Ziller) Saturday, July 9, 2 Noon: KSC – 1. FC Saarbrücken (Grenke Stadium), 2 pm