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THE RETURN OF THE INJURED PLAYERS

18 Apr 2006
The absences that Deportivo suffered for the previous la liga match seem to be fit. For the next contest against C??diz coach Caparr??s will be able to select from more options. The only absences will be Sergio and Munitis who are suspended for the confrontation.

Tuesday's session was directed by Caparr??s' assistant, Luci. The Sevillan coach travelled on Sunday to Utrera in order to attend to his brother's funeral and he will return today to La Coru?±a. The fresh news is that Juanma and Gallardo who were out of action on the football pitch during the past weeks, participated in training. Molina and C?©sar trained apart, but their participation against C??diz must not be discarded as a option.

The injury problems in Deportivo seem to be vanishing, the only casualties continues to be the long-term cases of Andrade, Taborda and Valer??n. The defence zone was the one that suffered the most, Caparr??s was obligated to play with two full backs in the central positions (H?©ctor and Romero). The return of Juanma, Manuel Pablo and Coloccini will give him more options to choose his defensive line.

The only absences that Deportivo will have for Sunday's match are the suspensions of Munitis and Sergio who will miss the trip to C??diz for this reason. It is expected that Juli??n de Guzm??n will to play in the pivote role in the absence of the Catalan, and Caparr??s could give a new opportunity to Iv??n Carril in order to cover the left wing although Enrique Romero seems to be his preferred choice.

Sunday's match is important for both sides, Deportivo needs the three points in order to continue with their European quest, while the Andalucian club is trying to resurrect themselves from the bottom of the table. The last away win against Zaragoza has give them hope since they are three points away form the salvation zone. One of the curiosities of this match is that involves the second best visitor and the second worst home team of la liga. Depor shares with Valencia the second spot in this department with 28 points achieved, while the 15 points conquered by C??diz at the Ram??n de Carranza is a poor record that only improves the home performance of the last place M??laga.


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