Squad news


09 Nov 2013
Fernando Vázquez hasn’t defined a lineup for the meeting against Recreativo de Huelva; he will probably make a decision today. In the meantime the list of picked players was released on Friday with the novelties of Arizmendi & Juan Carlos.

It isn’t clear yet the lineup that Fernando Vázquez will use at the Nuevo Colombino stadium; the coach tested a fixed 4-2-3-1 figure in the two training sessions that took place at Abegondo during this week, the problem is that the casualties at the squad forced the Galician trainer to improvise in some positions.

In this way Diego Seoane and Luisinho were placed as wingers, which means that the four full-backs at the first team were tested in the starting eleven as Laure was playing at the right-back position and Manuel Pablo did it on the left.

The rest was the normal team, with Lux at the goal, Pablo Insua and Marchena at the central positions of the defense. Álex Bergantiños and Juan Dominguez at midfield, Juan Culio on the playmaker’s role and Borja Bastón up front.

For many journalists this is the probable starting eleven for Sunday, but there are many doubts, especially after realizing the alternatives tested by the coach in the second team. And it’s that the casualties forced to improvise a defensive line with Fabril’s keeper David Gómez joining striker Dani Iglesias at the centre of the defense, while Antonio Núñez and Cañi were tested as the side defenders.

Besides, on last week Vázquez tested in two straight sessions with Paulo Teles as a starter and in the end the Portuguese midfielder didn’t play any minute against Real Madrid Castilla. It invites to think that it could be the same again; actually the coach has always stated that “what he tests during the week doesn't necessarily means that it will be used on Sundays.”

On Friday the team had a relaxation and stretching session at the Zona fit gym, so there were no tests at the Riazor. Vázquez will probably test the formation for the match until Saturday, though he already released the list of picked players for the game –the team travels to Andalusia after the session, so the picked players will go directly from the training pitch to the airport-

The main novelties at the list are that striker Javier Arizmendi, who is back after missing the last two games due to a back injury, while playmaker Juan Carlos Real is also back after been rested in the past meeting against Real Madrid Castilla.  Centre-back Kaká is out after been unable to recover in time from a back injury.

List of picked players for the game in Huelva:
Keepers: German Lux & Fabricio
Defenders: Laure, Manuel Pablo, Seoane, Luisinho, Insua & Marchena
Midfielders: Álex Bergantiños, Juan Domínguez, Juan Carlos. Antonio Núñez, Culio & Bicho
Attackers: Luis Fernández, Rudy, Arizmendi & Borja Bastón



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