Squad news


05 Apr 2019
Edu Expósito returns, but Cartabia is doubtful and Álex Bergantiños is suspended. The rival arrives relaxed, but also motivated to add in order to secure the permanence.

Deportivo seek for redemption at the start of April, after a month without victories the Galicians need points in order to not lose the track of direct promotion, and the first opportunity is the visit of Rayo Majadahonda to the Riazor (Saturday, 16h00 CET).

Coach Natxo González has mixed news; he recovers Edu Expósito, who is returning from a two-match suspension, while Pablo Mari is set to start after been rested in the game with Real Oviedo due to physical problems.

But at the same time, Álex Bergantiños is missing the game after seeing the fifth yellow card of the season at the Carlos Tartiere. The other confirmed casualty for the game is Michael Krohn-Dehli, who remains out with an Achilles injury.

And there is more bad news as Fede Cartabia has missed the last two training sessions due to a hamstring problem, at the beginning the doctors told the media that the playmaker should be available for Saturday, but if the Argentine player doesn’t join the group by Friday then he will probably miss the match.

Rayo Majadahonda arrive to the meeting with the confidence of having a seven-point mattress over relegation. Not enough to celebrate the permanence yet, but to face the game with calmness knowing that they can fail and at the same time risk a little more in order to surprise at the Riazor.

Coach Antonio Iriondo was pending of the fitness of right-back Ernesto Galán, who missed the last two games due to an Achilles injury. In the end he was picked for the game. The casualties for the game are playmaker Verza and centre-back David Andújar, the first is out with a knock and the second is suspended.

At the same time, midfielder Hermes Romero returns from suspension after been sent off against CD Numancia. Juan Carlos Moreno ‘Carlitos’ is also available, the centre midfielder debuted on the season in the last game with UD Almeria after been out since September due to a knee ligaments injury.



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