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IMPORTANT GAME AGAINST BETIS

10 Feb 2006
Deportivo will visit Luis de Lopera stadium with the idea of returning into victory road in la liga. The Galicians accumulated four matches without a win and they are starting to feel the pressure in order to add points. Coloccini will miss the match for suspension while Alberto Rivera and Varela are out in Betis for the same reason.

The main speculation during the last days in Sevilla is the possible renovation of the coach Lorenzo Serra Ferrer. He said yesterday that this possibility is giving him a lot of hope: "I will be very happy to continue and I want to give thanks to our president. But right now it's more important to search a better position for the club, one that suits the reality of Betis."

About the team that will face Deportivo, Serra Ferrer confirmed that he has a clear image of the squad that he will present: "I have in my mind the starting eleven that we will send; however, we should wait for the last two training sessions in order to clear some doubts. In any case we have good substitutes that can replace them with enough guaranties."

Ferrer was talking about the cases of Joaqu?­n, Ed?? and Nano. The three players are suffering from different problems, but their participation in the match shouldn't be discarded. Who will miss the game is midfielder Alberto Rivera and defender Varela, both due to suspension. Rivera's place would be occupied by Assun?§ao, the Brazilian player returns after one month injured.

The main novelties could be the presence of ?“scar L??pez and Tardelli as starters. L??pez would replace Varela on the right side of the defense and Tardelli could play in the position of Xisco who has had a poor performance lately.

Prior to the match, the most curious declarations were made by the goalkeeper Toni Doblas. He had eulogies for Caparr??s and even admitted that he will like to be coached by the Utrera-born trainer: "I studied in order to be a coach someday and I can tell you that he's a roll model for us, that's because he has character, will and knows how to obtain the best effort of each player. I will love to have him as a coach, because I also have a strong character."

MORE ABSENCES IN DEPORTIVO
Valer??n, Taborda and Iv??n Carril are the injured players in Deportivo, to this list the name of Fabricio Coloccini must be added. He was sent-off in the copa match with Espanyol and the Competition Committee punished him with one match of suspension. All appoints that Juanma and Andrade will play as central defenders while De Guzm??n could return to midfield. The striking duo could be formed once again by Arizmendi and Rub?©n.

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