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PREPARING SUNDAY'S GAME

15 May 2008
Coach Lotina still has to decide the team that will be used for Sunday's game against Villarreal. The squad trained in a double session during Thursday and the casualties were Xisco and Coloccini, however it's expected that both men will be ready for the clash at the Riazor.

Deportivo trained in a double session during Thursday, the first training took place at Abegondo and the second behind closed doors at the Riazor. Coach Lotina didn't test any specific line-up, mainly because he's missing two players: Xisco and Fabricio Coloccini (both hamstring strain). However, it's expected that both men will be fit to play for Sunday.

Who already worked with the group are Christian Wilhelmsson (flue) and Dudu Aouate (ankle). The player that didn't end the first session was Riki after suffering a muscular problem, but he was fit to work in the second session .Also, Antonio Barrag??n returned to La Coru?±a and started his recuperation process, the ex-Liverpool suffered a serious injury one month ago and his comeback is expected until the end of the present year.

About the line-up for Sunday, Lotina will probably keep the system with five defenders, the main question is to know if Angel Lafita will return to the left wing, or if Riki or Juan Rodr?­guez will have a chance in the starting squad.  Lotina already said that he will give some minutes to Andr?©s Guardado, although the Mexican winger will probably appear as a substitute.

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