Myron Boadu showed up on the training field on Thursday, but did this exercise separately from the group with Ron Vlaaar also training on his own.

Calvin Stengs stayed inside, his injury seems a bit more serious.

AZ is working on the second week of preparation and will conclude that Saturday with a practice match against FC Utrecht.

Arne Slot cannot use Vlaar, Stengs and Boadu against this sub-topper. The trio did not participate last weekend against KRC Genk. AZ trainer Arne Slot: "Boadu and Vlaar are already training on the field with our physiotherapist and they are expected to train with the group again next week. Stengs' injury will last a little longer."

In addition to minor injuries, Arne Slot is also vigilant for the corona virus. Two infections were detected at Jong AZ last week.

It concerns a player and a staff member, while both showed no symptoms.

"We will have to take into account this season that players test positive and then have to leave the group for a while. That now happens at Jong AZ, but that can of course also happen with us at any time this season."

FC Utrecht - AZ starts on Saturday at 5.30 pm and takes place behind closed doors.