Trainer Frank Schmidt will not be able to support 1. FC Heidenheim in the home game on Friday evening against Fortuna Düsseldorf on the sidelines. The FCH announced that the 48-year-old was tested positively for Covid-19 on Wednesday. As at the press conference, assistant coach Bernhard Raab Schmidt is represented. There, the assistant also revealed that the coach “is doing well according to the circumstances”.
The Heidenheimers said goodbye to the promotion race with three winless games in a row. For this reason, they set a new goal for the end of the season: “We have always won over 50 points in recent years. This is still possible in the area of the possible,” said Raab. The Württembergers, who previously won 46 points, must therefore win at least one of three games outstanding.
Geipl, Thomalla and Seifert are missing against Düsseldorf
However, this undertaking should be difficult against the Düsseldorf. The guests from the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital have been unbeaten for ten league games. The Schmidt representative warned especially of the switchover movement. His team needs “attentive right -back” against the fast outdoor players. In the penultimate home game of this season, Raab has to do without Andreas Geipl (yellow lock), Denis Thomalla and Tim Seifert (both training deficit).