Ankaragucu vs Aydinspor match preview!
Before we look ahead to this weekends match in Aydin I just wanted to bring you up to date with some news off the field. Sadly the first bit of news is in regards to well known and liked Ankaragucu fan Hurdaci Mahmut. He has was sadly killed on Wednesday much to the shock as he was just a young man. The Gecekondu tribune will organise a tribute for him at Sunday's match. We at the Round Ball in Ankara would like to pass on our condolences to his family and friends.
Ankaragucu have completed the signings of Emre Kara and Kenan Özer after the transfer ban was lifted yesterday. Emre is a 27 year old left winger signed from Altinordu and having saw videos of him on YouTube I think the fans will enjoy watching him. Kenan is an experienced winger who has signed from Adana Demirspor. The 29 year old has spent most of his career at the highest level in Turkey and looks like another nice addition to the squad.
The winter break is now over and it's back to work for the Ankaragucu players and coaches. The team lie top of Lig 2 but only on goal difference. A tough match awaits them at Aydinspor on Sunday and they will have to make do without Onur Atasayer as the youngster completed his 950K move to Bursaspor. With him only having 6 months left on his contract it's a nice sum of money picked up by the club as we faced losing him for nothing in the summer.
Aydinspor sit 12th in the league and will still be looking to push for a playoff place in the second half of the season. They are one of the clubs who have a good support in the division and will be expecting a good crown behind them. Their top scorer is Berat Ali Genc who has 6 goals this season and will be considered as their key man.
It will be interesting to see how Ismet Tasdemir will line up his team with the new additions. Mehmet Tasci will almost certainly replace Onur at left back while Erhan Senturk is set to return from injury.
Gumushanespor are at home to 1461 Trabzon in what will be another tough game. As we know there are no easy games in this division but if you want to be champions you need to win the tough games.
We will have all the updates as usual on the Round Ball in Ankara Facebook and Twitter pages. Let's hope the team return with 3 points.