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TWO ABSENTEES FOR SUNDAY

15 Sep 2012
Laure and Salomão won’t travel to Andalusia for the meeting against Granada CF; both players were part of last week’s friendly game against Dubra, but the doctors are keeping the duo on the sidelines. The rest of the team is available.

It seemed that Deportivo was going to face, for the first time on this season, an official game without having casualties, but in the end neither right-back Laureano Sanabria ´Laure´ nor left winger Diogo Salomão have received the medical okay and therefore they are already ruled of the meeting at Los Cármenes against Granada CF.

Both players were part of last week’s friendly game against SD Dubra and it seemed that they were going to have options to take part of Sunday’s match, but Oltra confirmed on Friday that they are out of the meeting as the doctors believe they are not ready. Bruno Gama, meanwhile, is training with the team, but Depor’s coach didn’t want to confirm if he will be picked for the game; instead Oltra said that he will wait for the last training in order to determine if the winger will be picked or not.  Gama is just coming back after picking a grade I muscular strain on his right thigh

Oltra could repeat the lineup used in the first three games in liga, but there are three doubts. The first is to see if Ze Castro could regain a spot at the centre of the defense after the groin injury that sidelined him since the end of the past Segunda season.

The second doubt is if Evaldo Fabiano will stay covering the left-back position; the Brazilian has been criticized by the fans; Oltra has defended him, but the signing of Tiago Pinto may change the tie up. The last signing of the summer is available for the meeting.  The final doubt is related to Bruno Gama; Oltra could opt in leaving him on the bench and his replacement could be Javier Camuñas.

These three doubts could be clarified today as Oltra releases the list of picked players. The rest of the team should be the same one of the first three matchdays, with Dani Aranzubia defending the goal, Manuel Pablo performing on the right side of the defense and with Carlos Marchena as one of the two centre backs.

Juan Dominguez and Abel Aguilar will be the two centre midfielders, Juan Carlos Valerón should make his appearance number 299 in liga wearing Depor’s shirt, Pizzi will attack from the left wing and Riki should stay at the centre of the attack.

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