This Thursday morning training was held not on the practice fields at the Jan Breydel Stadium, but on the grounds of RKFC Knokke. Since Cercle are going to Limburg on Saturday to play on Stayen's artificial pitch (kick-off at 6.30 pm), the Groen-Zwart wish to leave nothing to chance in their preparation, so as to make playing on an artificial surface as familiar as possible.
Thursday's training on RKFC Knokke's artificial pitch
After the players gathered at Jan Breydel, the group led by coach Dominik Thalhammer took the team bus to Knokke. Knokke's well-designed infrastructure, with the team currently in 12th place in Division 1 National -- the third tier in Belgium, offered every opportunity for the Groen-Zwart to prepare ideally to take on STVV. The reason why the team headed to Knokke, as opposed to training on the artificial pitch at Jan Breydel, is because the surface of the Knokke pitch is more similar to that of Stayen.
Photographer Dieter Ros from the Cercle media team was also present during the training session, see what he captured: