Squad news


23 Mar 2012
Deportivo recovers Álex and Riki for the match, but now loses Colotto; therefore Aythami is staying at the starting eleven. The rival will try to prolong its positive streak with a switch in the system.

Ahead of the clash before Córdoba CF (Riazor, Sunday, 20h30 CET) coach José Luis Oltra won’t have the same problems of the past meeting with CD Alcoyano, basically because he will have more than 18 players where to choose from, so Juan Carlos Real will stay at Fabril.

First to all central defender Ze Castro and left winger Diogo Salomão are returning from suspension, both Portuguese men saw the clash with Alcoyano from the stands and now reinforce a squad that returns to have depth on the bench.

Then, the Valencian coach is recovering left-back defender Ayoze Diaz and striker Riki, the duo missed the past game at the Riazor due to a thigh problem; the Canarian defender is working without problems since Monday, while the Madrilenian just joined the group since Thursday.

Centre midfielder Álex Bergantiños, who has played as a starter the 29 matches played so far, has been doubtful during the week after picking a muscular problem in the previous match, but he worked without problems on Thursday’s training session and now all appoints that he’s staying at the starting formation.

Still, Oltra will continue to have casualties, more in concrete four men are going to miss the clash; central defender Diego Colotto is out as he picked his fifth yellow card of the season in the game with Alcoyano, so Aythami Artiles is staying at the starting team.

Then, the coach has three casualties due to injury reasons: right winger Pablo Álvarez (lumbar), striker Rodolfo Bodipo (heel) and centre midfielder Jesús Vázquez (fibula fracture). The big doubt is Manuel Pablo, the veteran right-back defender has been off in 2012 due to a Soleus injury; In the past game played at the Riazor he was picked as an emergency choice after a last-minute problem of Borja, but was sidelined as soon as the midfielder was recovered. For this game it isn’t clear if Oltra is counting with him.

At Córdoba, coach Paco Jémez wants to extend its current unbeaten streak of four games; they are highly involved in the quest for the promotion spots; the reference in attack is ex-Pontevedra Charles, and he returned to the starting formation on the past week after a nasty foul in the clash with Elche (January 29).

His presence in the team means that Jémez will turn the 4-4-2 into a 4-1-4-1 figure, with this scheme the Andalusians just lost twice on the season, though one of those occasions was the 0-5 at CD Numancia (February 17).

For this match Cordoba’s trainer is having three casualties: central defender Gáspar Gálvez, defender David Cerrajeria (both ankle sprain) and side defender Jaime Astrain (knee), while centre midfielder Carlos Caballero /(adductor muscle) is doubtful. But at the same time he is recovering defender David Prieto, who’s returning from suspension.



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