Socceroo Stefan Mauk made his NEC Nijmegen debut overnight but was replaced at half-time in a 1-1 draw with PEC Zwolle.
NEC trailed 1-0 at the break after Queensy Menig put Zwolle deservedly ahead on 32 minutes.
Mauk and full-back Robin Buwalda were hauled off at the interval by NEC boss Peter Hyballa who demanded more possession.
The Australian had started in a central role, more advanced than the holding midfield duo of Janio Bikel and Gregor Breinburg.
NEC improved after the break and equalized courtesy of Reagy Ofosu on 63 minutes.
Mauk’s NEC are in action next Sunday against newly promoted Go Ahead Eagles in the Dutch Eredivisie.
Twee wissels bij N.E.C.: Von Haacke en Dyrestam komen in het veld voor Mauk en Buwalda. #necpec— N.E.C. Nijmegen (@NEC_Nijmegen) August 5, 2016