Squad news


26 Sep 2009
Lotina is not giving any hint about the squad that he will present against Villarreal on Sunday (21h00 CET), the good news is that all the players are available. At Villarreal, Ibagaza and Gonzalo are casualties for the Riazor.

Deportivo trained at Abegondo on Friday’s morning, but coach Miguel Angel Lotina didn’t give any clue about the possible formation that will face Villarreal FC. The Basque man has all the players available for the match after Mista (illness) and Juan Rodriguez (Gastroenteritis) joined the training, both have surpassed their physical problems.

The question is if Lotina will keep playing with the starting lineup that defeated Xérez on Wednesday (3-0), squad that presented several novelties compared to the lineup used in the previous three games. After the game in Chapín, Lotina gave the idea of been planning more rotations on Sunday, “We play again on Sunday and the people who work hard deserve a chance. In the places where the difference is minimal, I want to see how certain people can work and, above all, I am happy with the defense." He said to a reporter.

But any change will have to be certified on Saturday’s morning, Lotina will release the list of picked players after the session and the doubt could be cleared. In the meantime Manuel Pablo was keeping the mystery of his presence in the lineup, as he said at the press room, “I don’t know if I am going to repeat on Sunday, everybody loves to play, but it depends on the coach.  What I need to do is to work hard and to be there when the coach needs me.“

At Villarreal, the two confirmed casualties for the game are Ariel Ibagaza and Gonzalo Rodriguez. The ex-Mallorca midfielder is out for a couple of weeks after picking a hamstring problem during the past week, while the Argentine central defender was sent off against Real Madrid and will miss the clash at the Riazor due to suspension.



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