Squad news


22 Aug 2013
Deportivo will have problems on the winger’s position for the game against Córdoba, because Culio is suspended and Bruno Gama has left the club. Fabricio and Luisinho have joined the trainings and are available.

No big injury problems at Deportivo’s squad, but the situation at both wings plus the delay in the signing is causing problems to coach Fernando Vázquez ahead of the meeting against Córdoba CF (Riazor, Saturday, 19h00 CET). The week started with centre midfielder Paulo Teles (ankle sprain), winger Cañi (muscle) and centre-back Uxío Marcos (neck) sidelined, but by Wednesday the trio was already training with the team. 

At this point of the week the only players facing physical problems are right-back Laureano Sanabria ‘Laure’ and centre-back Aythami Artiles, the duo didn’t end Wednesday’s session due to muscle issues, but the coaching staff expects they will be fit to play on Saturday. In the case of the Canarian defender he’s returning after missing the debut in liga due to a suspension.

Goalkeeper German Lux also skipped Wednesday’s training, but it wasn’t for injury reasons but because his wife gave birth to their child. The novelties during the week were the presence of goalkeeper Fabricio Agosto and left-back defender Luisinho. The duo is training normally and it’s available for the coach.

The problems are located at both wings, on Wednesday the competition committee rejected the appeal of Depor related to the red card shown to Juan Culio in the past game against UD Las Palmas. The competition committee argues the video confirms that Culio committed a foul in the play of his second yellow card, so the player is suspended for one game and was fined 600 Euros (the club was fined 200 Euros).

Also, Bruno Gama left the club on Sunday and with Álvaro Lemos on the sidelines there are no natural wingers at the first team. The club is trying to sign a replacement for Bruno Gama, but surely it won’t be made before this game. Therefore Vázquez will have to improvise with Arizmendi and Rudy, or give a chance to players from Fabril like Bicho or Cañi.

The first team training on Tuesday

Fabricio during Tuesday’s training

Luisinho in his first training at Abegondo
At Córdoba CF, coach Pablo Villa is having the doubts of striker Xisco (knock) and centre-back Armando Lozano (muscle). The ex-Depor attacker was replaced at the end of the game against SD Ponferradina, while the defender has been out since some weeks ago. Both men haven’t trained on this week, but haven’t discarded yet of the game at the Riazor.

At the same time, left-back Samu de Los Reyes is returning from suspension and will be available for Saturday. The Andalusian club is also hurrying up the negotiations in order to close the squad. They are close to sign offensive midfielder Sergio Álvarez, who will come from Sporting Gijón, while they are waiting to negotiate with Chelsea FC the loan of Mexican striker Ulises Dávila.



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