Squad news


12 Apr 2019
Cartabia and Carlos Fernández are missing the debut of José Luis Martí in a Deportivo desperate to no lose the train of promotion. The rival is starting to celebrate.

It has been a difficult week in Abegondo, the defeat with Rayo Majadahonda left the team almost out of the playoff zone and former coach Natxo González at the edge of destitution, he directed Sunday’s training and hours later the Basque man was sacked. One day later José Luis Martí was named as the coach of the first team, and the Canarian man is now only having four training sessions in order to prepare the toughest game on the season: the visit to leaders CA Osasuna (Saturday, 18h00 CET).

And things aren’t looking fine for the casualties suffered during the week. The new boss will miss three players in his debut: Michael Krohn-Dehli, Fede Cartabia and Carlos Fernández. The Danish midfielder continues to train apart, it was expected that he was going to join the group two week ago, but he remains out due to an Achilles injury.

In the case of the Argentine playmaker, he continues affected by the muscle injuries. During last weekend he was dropped at the last second of the roster after been doubtful the entire week. On Tuesday the club informed that scans were made and that it was detected a problem on a muscle of his left thigh (Pectineus muscle -upper and medial aspect of the thigh-)

Later in the week it was Carlos Fernández the one stepping out.  The striker didn’t complete the full session on Tuesday for precaution, and one day later he didn’t end the session after picking a thigh injury. It isn’t sure the number of days he will be out, but is at least missing the tip to Pamplona.

David Simón skipped the sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, though the doctors informed that it was only for precaution.  Meanwhile, Álex Bergantiños returns from suspension, which means that, for the first time in a month, all the centre midfielders are available.

At CA Osasuna, the team coached by Jagoba Arrasate is breaking several marks and is ready to start celebrating the promotion. The poor form of Deportivo has created an environment of confidence and a new victory at El Sadar will mean a new step towards the elite.

There are two confirmed casualties for the game. Centre midfielder Iñigo Pérez isn’t recovered from a toe injury, while centre-back David Garcia is suspended with five yellow cards. There are two players doubtful too, midfielder Fran Mérida hasn’t training with normality after picking a back knock in the past game with CD Lugo, while ex-Depor striker Xisco skipped two session due to illness.



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