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TACTICS: MANY OPTIONS FOR THE COACH

19 Apr 2014
After the injury problems of recent weeks, Fernando Vázquez has now almost the full squad available for the trip to Majorca. It’s expected that he will return to the traditional 4-2-3-1 figure as he recovers his two defensive midfielders.

Coach Fernando Vázquez will release the list of picked players until Saturday as he’s waiting for the okay of the doctors for an important trio: centre-back Pablo Insua, centre midfielder Álex Bergantiños and striker Toché.

Insua completed Friday’s training without problems and should be fit to play, while both Álex and Toché completed the four training sessions held during this week. Therefore, winger Diogo Salomão is the only player that remains on the sidelines.

And with 21 players available there are many options for the lineup, starting with the fact that Vázquez recovers the two defensive midfielders at the squad, including Cezary Wilk, who’s retuning from suspension so, despite the victory and the positive impression left using a 4-1-4-1 figure, it’s expected that he will return to the traditional 4-2-3-1.

There are many decisions to make having so many resources, Wilk could be a starter as Álex Bergantiños has missed the last three games, Carlos Marchena is pushing to return to the starting eleven after losing the spot before Albert Lopo, though both veterans could end up playing together if Insua is rested.

The latest performance of Bryan Rabello and Juan Carlos invites to think that they will keep the spot at the starting eleven, but Antonio Núñez is pushing for a new opportunity after leaving a positive impression before Recreativo de Huelva.

Finally, the endless debate on who should be the starting striker. Toché has been out for three weeks and Vázquez won’t use him as starter. Borja Bastón has been the starting choice in the last two games, but Diego Ifrán has been the one scoring the goals coming out from the bench. The Uruguayan could play his first game as a starter, while Luis Fernández could be the one sacrificed and left out of the list.

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