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24 Nov 2006
Deportivo is near to recover two of the long-term injured players. Valer??n has been participating with normality in the training sessions, and it seems that the Canarian playmaker will return for the copa clash with Mallorca, while Pablo ?lvarez is hoping to be ready to play with Galicia at the end of December.

Pablo ?lvarez hasn't debuted yet with the shirt of Deportivo. Six months ago, he broke his foot when he was playing in Sporting Gij??n. Now and after expending a lot of recovery sessions, he is almost ready to return. The Galician winger said to reporters that he hopes to be recuperated soon, and that he could be ready to participate with the Galician national team in the friendly match that will take place on December 28th at the Riazor.

He also sees himself participating in la liga at the beginning of the next year, as he explained: "I hope to be ready in January, but I don't want to fix a date, I just hope to continue training and as soon as I can, to participate in the midweek friendlies, those encounters will help me a lot."

Meanwhile, Juan Carlos Valer??n is also dreaming with his return, the Canarian suffered a new knee injury during a friendly match in the pre-season. He had to spend six months out and now the playmaker is targeting the date of his return:  "If everything is fine, I hope to be ready to participate in the copa eliminatory with Mallorca." was his comment after the name of the rival in copa del rey was know.

On yesterday's training, Valer??n even participated in the preparation of the game against Osasuna. The Canarian performed as playmaker and was responsible for the transition between the defense and the attack.  He made this exercise during 30 minutes. Although that he is ready to play, at least for a couple of minutes, the doctors don't want to take risk with him, and that's why his return has been delayed until January.

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