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18 Nov 2009
Lotina has said that Juan Dominguez will be picked for the match against Atletico Madrid. It could be the first Fabril’s player to perform for the first team during the present season. Also, Bodipo is already discarded for the game.

With Sergio suspended, Juan Rodriguez attached to the right wing plus the slow recovery of Juca, coach Miguel Angel Lotina has decided to count with Fabril’s midfielder Juan Manuel Dominguez Lamas for Saturday’s confrontation against Atletico Madrid.

It was what the coach announced on Monday, “Juan Dominguez will be with us on Saturday. I don’t know if he will be a starter or not. We are just starting the week, but it’s a possibility.” He said at Abegondo’s press room. The midfielder, who will be 20 in January, was picked for the opening day at Real Madrid (2-3), but was left out of the bench as Lotina called 19 players for that occasion.

Now the youngster can be fulfilling his debut in an official game with the first team. On Monday and Tuesday Lotina tested with Juan Rodriguez and Juan Dominguez at midfield, which means that his inclusion in the starting eleven is very probable. On Monday, Lotina discarded the option of Ze Castro, “He isn’t a midfielder and I will only use him in case we don’t have anybody else, but I would count with Juan Dominguez first”. The coach said. However, Lotina still has Antonio Tomás as the other alternative to balance the equation.

And it’s that Juan Dominguez has missed the last three games with Deportivo B (Santa Comba, Celtiga and Cerceda) due to a toe injury, it wasn’t a serious case but the doctors decided to be cautious with him- However, they are now accelerating his comeback due to the casualties affecting the first squad. Actually, since the past week, physical coach Eduardo Domínguez has been supervising his work during the trainings with extensive exercises on the pitch.

It is a normal thing to see Juan Dominguez training with the first team, at least on this season, but it was until Monday that he started to take part of the games in which Lotina tests the lineup for the matches. If the Pontedeume-born midfielder is able to play against Atletico, then he will become the first Fabril’s member to perform with the first team during this season.

Since the arrival of Lotina for the 2007/2008 campaign, seven Fabril’s players have had the chance to play an official game with the first squad: Juanan, Chapi, Laure, Piscu, Iván Pérez, Lassad and Fabricio, currently four of these seven youngsters have a contract with Depor’s first team. Also to appoint that right winger Chirri and right-back defender Diego Seoane were picked on the past season during a couple of opportunities, but they didn’t have the chance to play.

Rodolfo Bodipo wasn’t able to work during Monday and Tuesday training sessions, this due to a groin injury, the doctors already discarded him for the clash with Atletico Madrid, which means the Equatoguinean attacker is now the fourth casualty for the encounter after the cases of Sergio (suspension), Angulo (knee) and Juca (thigh). Riki could become the fifth casualty if his new appeal is rejected. Meanwhile, Ze Castro (adductor) and Lassad (hamstring) are still working at the same pace than the rest, but without taking part of the matches in which Lotina tests the lineups.



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