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THINKING OF VALENCIA CF

30 Oct 2016
Joselu is the only confirmed casualty at Deportivo ahead of the game against Valencia. The rival is only missing two players, but it turns out that both are the left-backs of the team.

Big game for Deportivo on Monday as Valencia CF visit the Riazor (20h45 CET). The last two liga defeats allowing four goals affected the morale of a team surrounded by doubts thatís at the edge of the drop zone and that needs a quick reaction.

The good thing for coach Gaizka Garitano is that he only has the casualty of striker Joselu for the meeting. The loanee from Stoke City is recovering from a knee injury and already started to train on the pitch, he is expected to join the group at the end of November.

Right-back Laureano Sanabria ĎLaureí returns from suspension, while striker Florin Andone has surpassed the adductor muscle issue that didnít allow him to end two of the training sessions of the week. Itís also expected that midfielder Emre «olak will be picked after the disciplinary problem that forced the coach to drop him from the derby with RC Celta.

During the week it was reported by La Voz de Galicia that centre-back Alejandro Arribas is dealing with a nose problem since some time ago: deviated septum. He could need surgery as it can cause breathing problems in the future, but for now the player has no problems to train and play the games, so the final decision of undergoing the surgery or not has been postponed.

At Valencia CF, Cesare Prandelli is the coach of the team since October 1st and he has left a positive impression in a team that also had a poor start I liga, though he suffered two defeats in three games. Los Ches are also at the edge of relegation and need to continue adding.

There are only two casualties for Mondayís game, but both are the left-backs at the team. So, the Italian coach will have to improvise for the match. Guilherme Siqueira hasnít played any minute on this season due to different problems, the last one a Soleus muscle injury, and lacks pace, while Josť Luis GayŠ is out for three weeks after suffering a muscle injury in the last game with FC Barcelona.

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