Squad news


26 Oct 2011
Deportivo will play twice within four days; Oltra won’t recover any of the injured players, actually he is missing Ayoze for the first meeting at Cartagonova; however Bruno Gama, Borja and Pablo Álvarez already have the medical okay.

The big news this week for Deportivo was the return of right wingers Bruno Gama, Pablo Álvarez and centre midfielder Borja Fernandez; the trio already received the medical okay and on Tuesday they were already training at the same pace than the rest of players.

Bruno and Borja hasn’t even debuted yet wearing the Blanquiazul shirt due to different groin problems, but all of them won’t be picked for the trip to Cartagena (Thursday, 20h00 CET), and probably neither for the home clash with Girona FC (Sunday, 20h00 CET); this since the doctors don’t want to assume more risks with them.

Bruno fell down injured in the Teresa Herrera match with Sevilla FC (Aug 14) and since then the Portuguese winger has been unavailable, while Borja arrived injured from Getafe. Finally, Pablo has been at the sidelines since the visit to Barcelona B. It’s probable that they could have a chance for the visit to Real Murcia on next week.

The other two men that were at the injury room during the past week will stay there as they are delaying their comeback: Xisco (muscular) and Manuel Pablo (hamstring). The Majorcan attacker was working apart on the pitch during Tuesday’s training session, while the Canarian side defender was training at the gym.

For the visit to Cartagena coach Oltra will also miss left-back defender Ayoze Diaz as the Canarian man picked his fifth yellow card on the season during the previous visit to Córdoba CF. The candidates to claim his spot are Paraguayan Claudio Morel and ex-Fabril Diego Seoane, something already admitted by Oltra.

Besides to Ayoze, it isn’t know yet if Oltra will make rotations in his starting eleven, this since his Deportivo is playing twice in a matter of four days, however it must be said that the Valencian coach already used seven players during the nine games played so far: Aranzubia, Aythami, Álex Bergantiños, Jesús Vázquez, Salomão, Valerón and Lassad, though Lassad has only made two appearances during the whole ninety minutes. Any of them might be reserved during the next two clashes.

The first rival of the week will be FC Cartagena; the Murcians are reacting after losing the first six games in a row, and lately they have picked five points within the last three matches, however it seems that they are more interested in this weekend derby against Real Murcia rather to be thinking of Depor; the rivalry between the Murcian neighbors is one of the biggest ones in the league, perhaps bigger than the one Deportivo-Celta. It could be a distraction factor.

For now coach Javi López is only having one casualty at his team: striker Asier Goiria; the Basque man fell down injured one month ago during a liga meeting with Córdoba (ankle ligaments); he rejoined the trainings during this week, but won’t be picked for the meeting with the Galicians.

The last rival in the week will be Girona FC; Catalan club that has only added two points within the last four games, reason why they are currently living inside the relegation zone; besides they were already wiped off by Depor in the Copa competition playing at the Riazor (5-1). There are no injury concerns reported at the team coached by Raul Agné



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