NEWS SUMMARY WEEK 11
Two draws in a row mark season restart
The first two matches of Randers FC's crucial spring season ended in draws. The opening match (away against Esbjerg) showed promise, as the Randers players took the fight to high-flying Esbjerg wiht new signing Yura Movsisyan showing some exciting and aggressive touches in the attack. The first home game of the spring season was always going to be a tough one, against fellow relegation contenders NC Nordsjælland and the match was a dispirited affair, ending in a 0-0 draw. Mikkel Beckmann and Alexander Fischer combined well to penetrate the FCN defence on several occasions but were thwarted by either the goalkeeper or lady luck. Yura Movsisyan was shown the red card for an over-enthusiastic tackle in extra time.
Former FCN stalwart Morten Karlsen played only his second match for Randers FC and his first at home, against his old club!
Young striker joins professionals
Promising young striker Nicolas Bøgild has signed a full-time professional contract with Randers FC for the rest of the season.
"It's been a struggle trying to combine work and studies with the level of training needed for SAS League football, and I'm grateful that I've now been given the chance to train and compete on the same terms as the rest of the team," said Bøgild.
New strip sponsor
Energy company Verdo take over as strip sponsor for Randers FC from property investment specialists Essex. In their old corporate guise as Energi Randers, Verdo have been one of the three main sponsors of the club for several years, and now take a step up along with their change of name.
Randers FC meet mid-placed Brøndby IF away on 22 March, closely followed by local rivals AGF on 25 March at home. The local derby with AGF is always an exciting affair and this time around promises to be no exception as Randers fight for every point and AGF attempt to move up the table.