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18 Oct 2014
Víctor Fernández has been testing different combinations during the training sessions; the main doubts are located at defense as the coach even tested with Juanfran as a right-back. The attacking line is more or less clear.

The upcoming clash against Valencia means a big challenge for a Deportivo that’s arriving to the meeting after four straight defeats. Coach Víctor Fernández has been testing the possibility of using a 4-1-4-1 draw and lately also trained the 4-2-3-1.

The main doubts are located at defense as the coach has tested two very different possibilities. Only German Lux at the goal and Luisinho at the left-back position seem to be the only men with a fixed presence at the starting eleven.

In the other three defensive positions nothing seems clear, Víctor even tested with Juanfran Moreno at the right-back spot. The Madrilenian player has always performed as a right winger since his arrival and now has an option to delay his position. For the central positions the coach has tested the four available centre backs: Pablo Insua, Albert Lopo, Modibo Diakité and Sidnei Rechel.

On Wednesday the coach tested a 4-1-4-1 draw with Cezary Wilk as the lonely centre midfielder, one day later he tested two different 4-2-3-1 schemes, in the first Álex Bergantiños and José Rodríguez were the two pivotes, in the second the positons were for Wilk and Haris Medunjanin.

Finally, the sector where things seem clear is the attacking line. Víctor has tested with Lucas Pérez performing either as a right or left winger and, on Friday, the coach confirmed that the Galician man is going to be a starter, this despite the player himself admitted that he is only 50% ready to play.

The other positions also seem clear. Isaac Cuenca can end playing on the left or right wing, with José Verdú ‘Toché’ performing at the centre of the attack. Luis Fariña completes the draw, and Iván Cavaleiro has a small chance to play as a starter as he was tested on the left wing.



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