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THINKING OF OSASUNA

04 May 2010
The injuries continue to be the main problem for Lotina, he could end up with eight casualties for the game at Reyno de Navarra. Meanwhile, Osasuna is trying to certify the permanence and arrives with Pandiani as the main threat.

Deportivo still submerged in the negative streak that has put an end to the European aspirations of the Galicians, the worst part is that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel as it seems that coach Miguel Angel Lotina is unable to find the proper solutions to Depor’s current problems.

Among the main issues affecting Depor are the injuries, left-back defenders Filipe (Fibula & ankle) and Angulo (knee ligaments) are near to return, but both will miss the clash at Osasuna, while winger Guardado (muscular) and central defender Piscu (shoulder) are already discarded for the final three games on the liga season.

Midfielder Juan Dominguez (ankle sprain) hasn’t trained within the last two weeks and surely will miss he trip to Pamplona, while the last name that has joined the list is Antonio Tomás, the Cantabrian midfielder got injured in the warming up of the game against Zaragoza and the scans have determined that he suffered a tear in a muscle of his left thigh, he will be out between seven and ten days, which means that he will return until the final matchday against Athletic Bilbao.

Other two players in doubt are right winger Pablo Alvarez (ankle) and central defender Ze Castro (flu), both didn’t play against Real Zaragoza and have been dragging with their physical problems since the past week. This means that Lotina might be facing the game against Osasuna with eight casualties at his squad.

At least strikers Riki (hip) and Lassad (Achilles) were already training on Monday after been replaced in the match with Zaragoza due to injury problems. Both should be fit for Wednesday and could even take part of the starting eleven.

Meanwhile, Osasuna arrives to this game after losing against Real Madrid in a match that wasn’t decided until the final minutes (2-3), the Navarrans are four points above relegation and need to defeat Deportivo and wait for a defeat of Tenerife FC at Barcelona FC in order to secure the permanence.

For the game against Depor coach José Antonio Camacho has the doubts of central defenders Sergio Fernández (Soleus) and Roversio Rodrigues (left knee), plus striker Carlos Aranda (adductor), while Ludovic Delporte (hamstring) and Jon Echaide (right ankle) are already discarded for the match

But coach Camacho is recovering ex-Depor striker Walter Pandiani, El Riflewas rested for the visit to the Bernabéu and is the current Pichichi at the team with ten goals scored on the liga season.

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