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WAITING FOR LASSAD

06 Mar 2009
The French-Tunisian attacker suffered a blow on Thursday’s training and still doubtful for Sunday’s game, Lotina is protecting him like a child and it seems he will be fit to play. Who is already discarded is Laure, for this reason Fabril’s Diego Seoane has been picked to the 1st squad.

The striking position has been a real nightmare for Lotina on this season, Mista started well scoring in the opening game with Real Madrid, but later he has failed to bring the goals back to the Riazor. Riki has played some good games, but the Madrilenian has passed more time at the injury room than on the pitch. Bodipo exploded when he had a chance, but he got injured in the worst possible moment.

Not to mention the participation of Omar Bravo, Mexican forward that left positive sensation during his briefly participation in the games, but that went out by the back-door, and that left opened a conflict with the coach due to his declarations.

Suddenly, and when Lotina needed the goals the most, he was left without any available striker. Then he was forced to promote Lassad Nouioui from Fabril. The Marseille-born player has missed to score in his five games at the first team, but he left positive sensations, including a gained penalty against Mallorca, a one-to-one play against Villarreal’s Diego Lopez and two balls hitting the post.

But now the nightmare of the injuries has also reached Lassad, on Thursday the attacker suffered a pulled hamstring during the training session, immediately, Lotina handled the case, he took the player and walked with him until the changing room. After a conversation with the doctors and with the same Lassad, he retuned to the training session saying to reporters: �It was just a little blow.�

It seemed Lotina was taking care of the boy like he was his only son, but the true is that the coach knows is the only in-form striker for the game, because no matter that Riki is ready to return, the Madrilenian is not in conditions to play for the fully ninety minutes. On Friday, Lassad didn’t train, but it was just a precaution measure. In the end, the problem seems minimal and all appoints that the French-Tunisian attacker will be the starting option against Racing Santander.

Who was already discarded for the game is Laure, the right-back suffered a hamstring strain problem during the same session in which Lassad got injured. His case seems more serious and Lotina already decided to pick up Diego Seoane from Deportivo B. The Galician youngster will not take part of the game Racing B-Fabril as he will be included, for the first time, in the first squad’s list that Lotina will release on this day.

Seoane is a 20-year-old right-back defender that has been at the club within the last five seasons, on the past campaign he was loaned at Pabell??n Ourense. For the present season he returned and has been playing at the left side (22 games on the season with Depor B, 1,809 minutes). Fabril’s Tito Ramallo was explaining to newspaper La Opini??n the characteristics of the player, �He is growing little by little, this year he has learned to be a multifunctional player, and when he could explode, he will show all his potential .� On Friday, Seoane was asked by reporters about his sensations, he just said: �I’m calmed and hopeful.�

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