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THINKING OF GIRONA FC

29 Mar 2012
Oltra is recovering some players ahead of the visit to Montilivi, but he’s also losing Juan Dominguez due to suspension. It seems that the coach will only have three casualties. Meanwhile, Girona is in crisis and faces the game with a new coach.

The main novelty at Deportivo ahead of the visit to the Montilivi stadium in order to face Girona FC (Saturday, 16h00) is the casualty of Juan Dominguez; the Galician centre midfielder is suspended after picking a fifth yellow card in the past game with Córdoba CF.

Jesús Vázquez (broken fibula)  is the other centre midfielder out for the game, so Oltra only has two available men for this position: Borja Fernández and Álex Bergantiños; it could force him to pick Juan Carlos Real from Deportivo B.

The good news is that striker Riki is fit to play; the Madrilenian performed for a few minutes before Córdoba after been doubtful throughout the past week, on Monday he didn’t train due to an ankle sprain, but  on Wednesday he completed the full training and might even end at the starting formation.

Attacker Lassad Nouioui is also fit to play after suffering a gastric problem at the beginning of the week. Right winger Pablo Álvarez is also back in training after the lumbar problem that sidelined him for a few weeks. Besides, Argentine central defenderDiego Colotto is returning from suspension.

Also, Ayoze Diaz is also training at the top after the flu problem that  sidelined him on past week; meanwhile the third casualty for the game is striker Rodolfo Bodipo, who still working apart recovering from the heel injury sustained in the African Cup.

Finally, to report that the declarations of Andrés Guardado held on Tuesday haven’t affected the routine of the team. The players still focused in the philosophy of facing the last part of the season going game by game.

At Girona FC, the week has been pretty unusual for the Catalans; they still living in relegation and the situation seems to be reaching the point of desperation. On Sunday, just after the 1-1 draw visiting FC Cartagena, Josu Uribe was fired; the coach arrived in January and he was axed after just ten games. On Monday the one fired was sporting director Mario Barrera, who didn’t agree with the destitution of the coach.

On Wednesday the media in Cataluña was even speculating with the exit of president Ramon Vilaró; the new coach is Javi Salamero, who already spent five years at the club during the years that meant the promotion to Segunda A.

At least things are more calmed inside the team; there are no fresh injuries and is even possible that Salamero will face the meeting before Depor without any casualty. At this point there are only two doubts: goalkeeper Roberto Santamaría, who is dragging a shoulder injury, and centre midfielder Jandro Castro, who is dragging a tear in a muscle that didn’t prevent him to play for 70 minutes before FC Cartagena. Winger Juanlu Hens is already recovered from the serious injury suffered in liga before Depor.

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