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24 Feb 2012
Morel will pass a late test on Friday in order to know if he will be available for Saturday’s visit to Sabadell; the coach also hopes to count with Lassad and could be repeating the lineup that defeated Barcelona B on the past weekend.

In recent weeks Oltra has been forced to wait until the last second in order to know if he was going to count with some players dragging physical problems, in past opportunities it was the case of Guardado, Lassad, Ze Castro and Bruno Gama, and on this week the source of the speculations is Claudio Morel, who’s dragging a muscular problem from the past match with Barca B.

The Paraguayan side defender worked apart on Thursday and still has options to be picked for Saturday; he will pass late test today before the trip to Catalonia. Morel has been a starter within  the last three liga meetings and his performance was solid enough to earn the spot at the left side of the defense.

Now, if he isn’t fit to play, then the job will be for Ayoze Diaz, who precisely lost the spot at the starting formation after his latest suspension. The Canarian still is looking for redemption after been one of the most criticized players at the start of the season.

Oltra is also pending in the state of his strikers in order to know if Riki will have company on Saturday; the Madrilenian has been the lonely forward picked for the last two games before Hércules CF and Barcelona B, and he responded with three goals, but Oltra is aware of the fragility of the ex-Getafe man and will surely welcome a backup, in this sense is expected that Lassad Nouioui will be picked after surpassing a thigh problem.

The lineup could be the same 4-2-3-1 formation used in the past game at the Riazor; with Aranzubia at the goal, Laureano Sanabria ‘Laure performing at the right-back position, while Ze Castro and Colotto will perform at the centre of the defense. The other spot at defense depends on the evolution of Morel.

Álex Bergantiños will remain as the only field player that has participated in all the games of the liga season as he is joined by Juan Dominguez at midfield, Bruno Gama will surely stay at the right wing, while Andrés Guardado does it on the left, Valerón could be the playmaker in the formation and Riki will be the central attacker.



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