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22 Sep 2011
Oltra will know today if he will be able to count with Salomão and Xisco for the meeting with Alcorcón; for the moment he already has five confirmed casualties for the clash at Santo Domingo.

Coach José Luis Oltra is pending on the status of Diogo Salomão in order to start defining the possible lineup for the match against AD Alcorcón (Saturday, Santo Domingo stadium, 18h00 CET). The Portuguese winger will pass a late test today and then it will be decided if he will be included in the list that the coach will release early on Friday’s morning.

On Wednesday, the player completed the training session and later told to reporters that he is feeling fine, “I am prepared and there are no doubts in my mind. If the coach wants me, then I could be on the pitch since the first minute. I worked with the rest of the players and didn’t feel anything.”

The presence of Salomão is not only important for what he can offer on the pitch, but for the simple fact that three of the other five wingers at the first team are still injured: Bruno Gama (groin), Pablo Álvarez and Saul Fernandez (both hamstring).

In case Salomão isn’t fit to play, then Oltra will have to make a tough decision: to pick a player from Deportivo B in order to fill the gaps, or instead to move a striker to the wing. But this last option seems complicated as two of the four strikers at the team are also dragging injuries.

And it’s that it isn’t know yet if Xisco (adductor) will be ready for the game; he will also pass a late test on Thursday. The Majorcan has just completed part of the training sessions on this week. The other players that will remain at the injury room for the weekend are striker Riki (Soleus) and right-back Manuel Pablo (hamstring). On Wednesday, both players completed part of the training, but they will available until next week.

At least attacker Lassad Nouioui and goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia already surpassed the knocks suffered during the meeting with Sabadell, while Borja Fernandez could be picked for the first time in order to start having minutes.

At AD Alcorcón, the Madrilenian club is facing the meeting with calmness after clinching a refreshing 2-0 win at FC Cartagena and as it already added seven points in four matches, enough to keep away the shadow of the relegation, at least for now. Coach Juan Antonio Anquela is not having any casualty for the match: The novelty will be the return of defender Francisco Javier Hernández, who is coming back after serving a one-match suspension.



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