FC Utrecht in focus ahead of their clash against Pompey
FC UTRECHTÂ represent Pompey's final pre-season opposition before the League One season starts.Â
The Dutch outfit, who finished fifth in theÂ Eredivisie last campaign,Â visit Fratton Park tomorrow (1pm) and will offer tough competition for Kenny Jackett's side.Â
We take a look at Utrecht's activity this summer and who their key players are...
Who have Utrecht signed this summer?
BossÂ Jean-Paul de Jong has brought four new faces to theÂ Stadion Galgenwaard Utrecht so far.
The most high-profile signing isÂ Simon Gustafson. He arrived fromÂ Eredivisie rivalsÂ Feyenoord for around 1m euros.
Gustafson is an attacking midfielder and has won two international caps for Sweden.
Utrecht have also signed former Netherlands under-21 midfielder Joris van Overeem fromÂ AZ Alkmaar.
He made 25 appearances for his former side last season, helping them to a third-placed finish in the Dutch top flight.
Left-backÂ Leon Guwara departed German outfit Werder Bremen for Utrecht, while Belgian youngsterÂ Othman Boussaid has also been captured.Â
How have UtrechtÂ fared in pre-season?
Utrecht have played five friendlies so far.
It's been a mixed-bag pre-season for them, though, winning three matches and losing twice.Â
The Dutch outfit defeated amateur sideÂ DOS Holland Stichtse Boys Combinatie 9-1, Scottish Premiership outfit Ross County 2-0 and Arsebak Tula, from the Russian top flight, 2-1.
Meanwhile, Die roten Teufel have suffered a 1-0 loss to Austrian championsÂ Red Bull Salzburgand and were defeated by KasÄ±mpaÅŸa, from the Turkish Super Lig,Â 4-1 in their last game.
Who are Utrchet's key players?
Cyriel Dessers is one of their chief attacking threats who will keep Kenny Jackett's defence on their toes. The BelgianÂ netted 12 times last season.
Meanwhile, midfielder Rico Strieder graduated through Bayern Munich's academy.
Urby Emanuelson has been capped for Holland on 16Â occasions.
The former AC Milan defenderÂ won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2010, as well as threeÂ KNVB Cups.
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