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Hannover's new Brazilian signing missing for Pat's trip

Updated: Monday, 30 Jul 2012 17:12 | Comments

Felipe signed from Standard Liege
Felipe signed from Standard Liege

Hannover will have to do without new signing Trevizan Martins for their Europa League qualifying matches with St. Patrick's Athletic after he picked up a thigh strain in training.

The Brazilian defender, who arrived this summer from Standard Liege, has been ruled out for at least a fortnight after tearing muscle fibres in a friendly match against Wisla Krakow on Saturday.

Hannover travel to Dublin for the first leg of the third qualifying round tie on Thursday before hosting Pat’s at the Niedersachsenstadion a week later.

Mirko Slomka's side finished seventh in the Bundesliga last season and, in addition to Felipe, they have strengthened their squad this summer with Hiroki Sakai and Szabolcs Huszti.

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