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17 Apr 2008
Deportivo has continued to prepare the game at Pamplona, the main novelty during the last two days was to see Andr?s Guardado training with the group. Meanwhile, Osasuna is preparing the game against Deportivo without any unusual thing.

Lotina worked with his squad during Thursday's morning, the main novelty was to see Andr?s Guardado working with the group as part of his recuperation process. He was joined by Fabril's defender Chapi who is also returning from an injury. The Mexican made a series of exercises and was followed very close by Carlos Lal?n, the physical trainer of the club.

Guardado returned to Abegondo so motivated, that doctors had to warn him "Andr?s, don't be a kid, you will break yourself again, stop!? was the indication made by Lal?n after he witnessed the intensity of Guardado during the exercises. Later, doctor Barral said to reporters that they were surprised with the attitude of the player "We must be cautious with Guardado, he's working with Lal?n and we have to slow him a little bit, because he has came back wilful and it's a little scaring."

Other players that have been struggling during the week are Xisco, Filipe Luis, Pablo Amo, Wilhelmsson, Manuel Pablo and Antonio Tom??s. The first four have been suffering from muscular problems, but they should be fine for Sunday's game. Meanwhile, Manuel Pablo picked an abductor problem, but Carlos Lal?n said that he will be fine for the game against Barcelona "It isn't an important thing, because he's suspended and he can't play the next game. On the next week he will normally work with the group." The case of Antonio Tom??s is a muscular problem in his right leg, the Cantabrian midfielder together with Manuel Pablo and Valer??n were the only players that trained separately during Thursday's session.

Also, Albert Lopo suffered a blow during the training, but he ended the session without problems. It also called the attention to see both Lotina and Ribera working with Antonio Barrag??n. The coaches have been insisting with him about defensive moves for the game at the Reyno de Navarra.

Meanwhile at Osasuna, coach Ziganda has continued to prepare the game against Depor without too many novelties. During Thursday, goalkeeper El?a suffered a knee injury and his condition will be studied on Friday, but it doesn't mean a setback in Ziganda's plans since Ricardo has been the starting keeper during the present season.

After the session ended, defender C?sar Azpilicueta talked about the importance of the game against the Galicians "We can't fool ourselves. The other day we made an important step, but it isn't definitive. Next matchday is key in order to achieve the permanence. Depor is a direct rival, although they already left the hole, we must try to win. But if we can’t do that, we must at least try to earn a point. Those points are always important at the end."

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