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16 Mar 2012
Oltra is forced to make two modifications to his usual starting lineup; Ze Castro is suspended and Riki is injured. Aythami should be claiming the spot at defense, while Lassad and Xisco dispute the role of central attacker.

It has been a difficult season for coach Josť Luis Oltra, the injuries are suspensions are forcing him to have a limited squad ahead of the home match before CD Alcoyano. For these reasons he has to at least make two changes to the starting team that defeated last CD Guadalajara on last week.

The first forced modification is located at the centre of the defense; Ze Castro was sent off at the Pedro EscartŪn stadium and is suspended for the clash at the Riazor. Aythami Artiles will probably claim the spot; the Canarian was the starter at the beginning of the season, but he lost the spot after the 2-3 loss visiting Elche CF.

The last time Aythami was a starter was in the 1-0 win over RC Recreativo (February 4, matchday 23), for that match Ze Castro was injured.  David Rochela is the other choice for Oltra, but the former Fabril player has only disputed 14 minutes in the liga season, precisely he was covering the casualty of the Portuguese defender after picking an injury in the 4-0 win over CD Guadalajara in the first round (October 10, matchday 07), so the Galician youngster has spent half a season without playing in liga.

A second casualty for the clash before Alcoyano is Riki, the Madrilenian didnít train on Thursday due to a thigh problem and is discarded for the meeting. Heís the Pichichi at the team and now Oltra has to choose between Lassad Nouioui and Xisco in order to replace him.

Tunisian Lassad has been important on this season as heís the third best scorer at the team -7 goals in favour- but the point is that he hasnít scored yet in 2012, mainly because he has only played for 145 minutes during the new year; he picked an injury in the meeting with Villarreal B (January 21) and since that day he hasnít played despite been fit since some weeks ago.

Meanwhile, the season of Xisco continues to be disappointing; the Majorcan has been struck by the injuries and has only played in six liga matches (171 minutes), though he scored the decisive goal in the home meeting before FC Cartagena (January 29). He hasnít been a starter yet on the Segunda campaign, so this could be his big chance.



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