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MORE WORRIES FOR THE DERBY

27 Apr 2006
The injuries of H?©ctor, C?©sar and Juanma are causing a headache to Caparr??s. The right side of the defence is the most complicated sector to cover since Manuel Pablo is suspended for the derby. The alternatives of Coloccini, V?­ctor and the youngster Chapi has been proved during the last training sessions. It seems that the Madrilian winger will have to alter his position for this important game.

H?©ctor suffered a muscular injury in the confrontation against C??diz and is the main doubt for Saturday's game, although the medical analysis indicated that the problem isn't too serious. He has participated in the last training sessions, but the Almer?­a-born defender has worked with less intensity. Since Manuel Pablo is suspended, the big question is who will occupy the right side of the defensive sector.

Depor's coach has proved with V?­ctor covering the position and it seems that the Madrilian is the main choice in Caparr??s' mind. But the option of Fabril's player Chapi and Coloccini are also possible solutions to this problem. Juanma has also maintained a lower rhythm in the training sessions, but his participation in the game is almost secure.  He will probably conform the duo in the centre with Coloccini or with Romero. Capdevila has a secure place on the left.

Another doubt for Saturday's derby is who will occupy the striking position, the two choices studied by Caparr??s are Javier Arizmendi and R??ben Castro. The option of Diego Trist??n shouldn't be discarded too. The Sevillan marksman has scored five times against Celta for la liga, a number that ties the historic record of Pahi?±o and Tino. Also, if V?­ctor finally plays in defence, Gallardo will return to the starting lineup covering the right wing. In any case, Caparr??s has 24 hours to solve a new puzzle, a new test caused once again by injury reasons and suspensions.


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