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THINKING OF REAL OVIEDO

17 Aug 2019
Debut for Deportivo in liga; Anquela has no injury concerns, but could end up only having 18 men available for the meeting. Pedro is suspended and four players from Fabril could have an opportunity.

The Segunda tournament starts this weekend and coach Juan Antonio Anquela has a full squad available for the game against Real Oviedo (Riazor, Sunday, 18h00 CET). Truly the squad is not closed yet as the summer market ends in two weeks, but the new boss has no injury concerns for the meeting.

Still, it’s possible that the coach could end up picking a player from Fabril due to the current circumstances. Diego Rolán missed the full pre-season due to unknown physical reasons and should be needing more pace, but he joined the trainings this week and is considered to be available though he will probably stay out of the game.

Peru Nolaskoain is available, the most recent addition to the team was signed on last Friday and he has trained with the group all week long. But Fede Cartabia is out of the game as he is about to be transferred.

There also the situation of Pedro Sánchez. The playmaker is suspended after picking three yellow cards in the playoffs. The Spanish federation announced that it is promoting a measure to clean the suspensions, but late on Friday the competition committee rejected the petition.

Samuel Longo was announced on Friday, but it might be too soon for him after only completing one training session. In the end Anquela could end up only having 18 men available for the game. That’s why four Fabril’s players were training with the team during Friday’s session at the Riazor: Mujaid, Gandoy, Javi Sánchez and David Sánchez. The four of them left a positive impression during the pre-season.

At Real Oviedo, the club starts the season with a new dream of at least reaching the playoffs, something that the Asturians have missed by inches in the past three seasons. Sergio Egea is the new boss and is having problems at the right side of the defence.

Lucas Ahijado should be playing there during the regular season, but he is dragging a knock and will miss the game. So, the coach will be forced to use Diego Johannesson or Juan José Nieto, players without minutes during the pre-season.

There are also problems in attack, because last season’s top scorer, Joselu Moreno (10 goals), is out for a while with a knee injury and his substitute will be Sergio Ortuño. Midfielder Viti Rozada is also out of the meeting, the recently promoted player from the B squad hasn’t trained this week due to a knock. 

Winger Édgar Bárcenas is doubtful due to a knock, his participation in the game will be decided on Saturday. Finally, midfielder Jimmy Suárez is in the same situation than Pedro Sánchez as he ended the regular season with five yellow cards.

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