FC Twente v Hannover preview

FC Twente left-back Robert Schilder believes the club's fans can help inspire the Dutch side to a Europa League victory over Hannover.

Last Updated: 19/09/12 at 12:42

McClaren: Twente face Hannover

McClaren: Twente face Hannover

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Steve McClaren's men looked long odds to even make the group stages when they lost the first leg of their qualifier against Bursaspor 3-1, only for a riotous comeback and 4-1 second-leg home win to send them through.

And after playing his part on that memorable night, Schilder is looking for more of the same.

"What we experienced in the stadium that night was unique," the 26-year-old told his club's official website. "I wonder how it will be on Thursday."

Schilder only joined Twente in the summer from NAC Breda, but is enjoying being a part of a side challenging for honours at home and abroad.

They have won all five of their league games this season, the most recent of which was a 6-2 drubbing of Willem II, and Schilder added: "It's nice indeed. A good beginning has helped me settle in.

"Also, for example, I scored two goals in the first qualifying round match of the Europa League and that is good. I am very happy, because the level of this team is also very high."

Thursday night's encounter appears to be a well-balanced one on the face of it, with Hannover third in the Bundesliga and still unbeaten this season.

"I'm really looking forward to it," Schilder added. "The atmosphere of a European match is really something special."

Hannover will land in Enschede buoyed by their injury-time 3-2 victory over Werder Bremen at the weekend, and McClaren us unlikely to be pleased to see their coach, Mirko Slomka.

Having left Twente as a title-winning coach in 2010 to join Wolfsburg, the former England boss lost his job when his side were beaten 1-0 by Slomka's Hannover.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Europa League Fixtures

Thursday, 16 April 2015
20:05
Club Brugge v Dnipro  
Dynamo Kiev v Fiorentina  
Sevilla v Zenit  
Wolfsburg v Napoli  
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Dnipro v Club Brugge  
Fiorentina v Dynamo Kiev  
Napoli v Wolfsburg  
Zenit v Sevilla  

Footer 365

Scholes: Bale 'perfect' for United

Paul Scholes says Gareth Bale would be "a natural fit" for Manchester United and believes the winger could have the same impact as Eric Cantona.

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio suffers anterior cruciate ligament damage

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering knee ligament damage.

Mark Hughes signs new contract with Stoke City to summer 2019

Stoke manager Mark Hughes has signed a new contract with the club which runs until the summer of 2019.

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company