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14 May 2010
Lotina faces the last match of the season 2009/10 with 18 first squad players, as he announced before nobody from Fabril was picked up. The main novelties will be the presences of Manu and Filipe at the starting formation.

No big surprises in the list of picked players that Lotina revealed today after the training session; the list is known two days before the game, because the plan is to travel early on Friday’s morning to Bilbao. As the coach announced during the week, there are no Fabril or Juvenil A players, because both teams are playing for important things during the weekend (the promotion to Segunda B and the Copa Del Rey for Juveniles).

Neither Brayan Angulo was picked for the last match of the season, the Colombian side defender already has the medical okay from the doctors, but at the same time they decided to not take any risk with him in a match without importance.

Adrián López ‘Piscu’ (shoulder), Juan Dominguez and Pablo Alvarez (both ankle) weren’t picked for injury reasons, while Rodolfo Bodipo wasn’t called for technical reasons. It’s the eight straight game in which the African attacker is left out of the list of picked players. Also, Andrés Guardado is out since he already joined Mexico’s national team ahead of the World Cup.

At least Lotina is recovering Riki, who skipped the first two trainings of the week due to a thigh problem, but by Thursday he was already fine. Antonio Tomás is also returning after missing the last three liga games after suffering an injury in the warming up of the match against Zaragoza.

For the moment Lotina hasn’t gave any clue of the formation that he’s planning to use, but there are two things for granted. First that Filipe Luis will be a starter for the first time since his serious injury, exactly one round after the event. Also, the Basque coach is planning to reward Manu with a spot at the starting eleven, the ex-Sporting keeper already played two games in liga.

The 18 picked players by Lotina
Goalkeepers: Aranzubía and Manu;
Defenders: Laure, Manuel Pablo, Colotto, Lopo, Ze Castro and Filipe
Midfielders: Antonio Tomás, Juca,  Sergio, Iván Pérez, Juan Rodríguez and Valerón
Strikers: Mista, Adrián, Lassad and Riki.



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