Mfulu participates in training, but his availability is still doubtful

We still have to wait to know if Nuke Freewho has muscular discomfort as a result of an injury that occurred at the beginning of the year, will be able to play next Saturday (5:30 p.m.) against CD Leganés in Butarque. The Franco-Congolese participated in yesterday’s work session, the first for the clash against the Cucumber team, however, he did not complete it. In any case, his presence is not ruled out yet. In fact, the forecast is that he will be part of the expedition that will travel to Madrid on Friday morning, provided he evolves favorably over the next few days.

It should be remembered that the technician himself commented after the last win against CD Lugo (3-0) that he hoped to have Mfulu available to work normally by the middle of this week, while revealing that the resonances to which the footballer has been subjected do not reveal any injury. However, as the second yellow captain still feels discomfort, he has not yet been able to participate so far this year or in the second round.

Xavi García Pimienta is obliged to change to the midfielder because the man who held that position for the last month, Fabio González, is sanctioned for accumulating warnings. If he finally decides not to force Mfulu, either because the player is not ready or because he does not have a competitive rhythm, he must choose a substitute.

Thus, the main candidate to lead the UD in Butarque is Enzo Loiodice, to whom the position of six is ​​not unknown since he has performed there many times during his career. The Frenchman is also in great shape –with a goal included in the match against the Galician team, his second this season– after renewing his contract for two seasons, until June 2025, a few weeks ago .

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The precedents with injured players also support the theory that Mfulu will not reappear at the first substitution, since the coach is in the habit of leaving players who return to a call-up on the bench after having been out for a while. a condition. In the case of the Franco-Congolese it is almost two months, since the last match in which he participated was against CF La Nucía in the second round of the Copa del Rey.

But it has not yet been ruled out, although Loiodice is the favorite but to carry the yellow handle in the defense of the leadership that Levante, two points behind, and Alavés, three points behind.


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