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Nikolas Walstad (def), Ullensaker/Kisa), Idar Lysgard (gk), Skied), Benjamin Stokke (att), Vålerenga),


Alexander Betten Hansen (r)def), Fredrikstad), Vetle Dragsnes (r)(def), Lillestrøm), Dagur Dan Thórhallsson (sp)(mid), Fredrikstad), Sondre Liseth (r)(att), Haugesund), Quint Jansen (sp)(def), Mathias Fredriksen (sp)(mid), Christian Gauseth (r)(mid), Vamouti Diomande (sp)(att), Georges Bokwé (gk)

Mjøndalen once again defied the odds and their stature to just about stay up after a dramatic play-off win over Sogndal last season and once again start as one of the main candidates for relegation. Coach Vegard Hansen has developed this team from the lower echelons and is used to being the underdog but he is definitely feeling a bit of trepidation ahead of the new season in terms of how competitive his squad actually is. The loss of two pretty important players in Christian Gauseth and Sondre Liseth will hit this limited Mjøndalen squad rather hard and it remains to be seen if there are any new reinforcements ahead of the new season. As of now, the main new signing is target man Benjamin Stokke, who has the attributes to be a pretty useful player for this Mjøndalen side but has hardly been among the goals. The defence will need to be more assured and competitive in the season ahead and they cannot rely on Sosha Mokani to be at his heroic best on goal throughout the season, as it was last year. Overall, Mjødnalen's ceiling is pretty low and it is clear that they are set for a relegation tussle all season but they have the character and nous for the battle and Hagen will be prepared to go the extra mile to keep his team in the top division.


Trying to stay clear of relegation.