Mehmet Ekici in a race for fitness ahead of Besiktas clash

Trazonspor’s star midfielder Mehmet Ekici is in a race to recover from an injury in time for this weekends clash with Besiktas in the Turkish Super Lig.

Ekici missed Trabzonspor’s 1-1 draw with Genclerbirligi on Sunday due to a hamstring injury and is a doubt for the derby against Besiktas.

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The 25-year-old has been in good form of late and has scored the highest number of direct free-kick goals in Europe (5).

The Black Sea Storm have scored the highest number of goals from set-pieces in the league this season.

Trabzonspor have 20 set-piece goals in the Süper Lig, Galatasaray and Mersin have the joint second highest goals from set-pieces (13).

Ersun Yanal’s side sit in 6th place with 47 points in 28 games while Besiktas are in first place with 61 points.