Squad news


06 Nov 2011
Bruno Gama and Pablo Álvarez received the medical okay during the week, and at least the Portuguese winger has big chances of been picked to face Murcia; however Oltra is not thinking in making changes at the lineup.

Coach José Luis Oltra is finally recovering his injured players; this week right wingers Bruno Gama and Pablo Álvarez received the medical okay and both men are now available for the Valencian coach, while centre midfielder Borja Fernandez could receive the permission to play on next week.

Bruno Gama left a positive impression during the pre-season, but he fell injured during the Teresa Herrera match with Sevilla FC due to a groin problem (tear of the adductor tendon on his right thigh), since then he has been struggling and was even close to pass through surgery, but a special treatment has allowed his return and now the winger is ready to make his official debut; Oltra said that the Portuguese has big options of been picked for Monday’s meeting with Murcia (La Nueva Condomina, 21h00 CET).

The winger talked to reporters on Friday and was commenting the hard moments that he lived, ”I thought in a possible operation after suffering the relapse; I was feeling depressed, but raised my head up; I continued working and the treatments helped me; now I’m eager to play again. I want to help the team to create scoring opportunities and later score the goals; I want to work in order to help.”

Pablo Álvarez is also available after surpassing a hamstring strain injury that kept him at bay since the match with Barcelona B. Meanwhile, Borja Fernandez arrived injured to Deportivo after selling the deal that sent Rubén Pérez to Getafe; he had a groin surgery during the summer; the Galician man is training with the group since the past week and will receive the medical okay within the next days. Same case than right-back Manuel Pablo (hamstring) and striker Xisco (muscular).

Despite that Oltra is recovering players, it isn’t expected that he will make changes to the starting lineup that will face Real Murcia on Monday; in this sense it’s expected the 4-2-3-1 squad of the past weeks; with Daniel Aranzubia at the goal; Laure should be covering the right-back position, Diego Colotto and Aythami Artiles will be performing at the centre of the defense, while the left sector should be for Canarian Ayoze Diaz.

The two pivotes at midfield will be Jesús Vázquez and Álex Bergantiños; the right wing will be territory for Andrés Guardado; the left should be for Diogo Salomão; the playmaker function will be for Juan Carlos Valerón and Riki should continue at the centre of the attack.



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