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03 Aug 2010
Lotina already decided the lineup that he will use for the Teresa Herrera; the big novelty is the presence of Rubén Pérez as Antonio Tomás is injured. There are three players that will miss the clash due to injuries while four men are doubtful.

Deportivo is ready to face the Teresa Herrera 2010 (Tuesday, 21h00 CET), tournament that for the second straight time it will be only disputed by two clubs. The Galician team trained on Monday and coach Miguel Angel Lotina already decided the lineup that he will use for the occasion. The formation is conditioned by the injury cases that still striking the team.

And it’s that three players are already discarded for the game: Aranzubia (shoulder), Juca (thigh), and Adrián (muscular). Meanwhile, other four men ended Sunday’s training session with different physical problems: Desmarets (adductor), Rochela (thigh), Raul Garcia (knee sprain) and Antonio Tomás (adductor). At least Lassad is already recovered from his hamstring problem, though Lotina said that he will probably miss the clash.

The Basque coach will release the list of picked players until Tuesday’s morning, but he already told to reporters that, with a 90% of probability, the starting lineup will be: Manu - Manuel Pablo, Lopo, Aythami, Stopira - Rubén Pérez, Juan Rodríguez - Saul, Urreta, Michel - Riki.

Maybe the biggest novelty is the presence of Rubén Pérez at midfield, the new signing that just joined the team during the past week. Depor’s coach said that despite Lassad is fit to play the Tunisian will be picked until the game against West Ham (Saturday), and with Adrian out then the most probably thing is to see youngster Dioni in the list of picked players. The Andalusian scored the winning goal in the last friendly against Cardiff City FC. The rules of the tournament allow six modifications during the game, and Lotina said that he will allow the entry of Guardado and Laure for the second part.

Lotina also explained during a press conference what he wants for this game, ”Our team must be ambitious and should be more vertical. We aren’t worried for achieving wins on the pre-season. Instead we must try to be used to win.”

Meanwhile, Newcastle United arrived on Monday to La Coruña and will face the tournament with twenty players: Barton ( 7), Best (20), Carroll (9), Coloccini (2), Ferguson (31), Guthrie (8), Jonás Gutiérrez (18), Harper (1), Xisco (19), Krul (26), Lovenkrands (11), Nolan (4), Perch (14), Ranger (30), Routledge (10), José Enrique (3), Alan Smith (17), Tavernier (49), Taylor (16) and Williamson (6).




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