Sporting receives a Lugo, who wants to flee the danger zone, with the need for victory so as not to be overwhelmed in the classification and maintain options to enter the promotion play-off.
Miroslav Djukic included midfielder Pedro Díaz who was low in the last two days in the list of summoned to face Lugo, although his presence in the initial team will be pending until shortly before the start of the match
In defense, the rojiblanco coach has the doubts of Unai Medina and Damián Pérez, who suffered two blows in Vallecas, but who in principle will be at their disposal.
The coach has made quite a few rotations in the last two games, especially against Rayo Vallecano, where he introduced six changes that affected all lines, some of which could be kept against Lugo depending on Unai Medina’s state of form, Damián Pérez .
The game will mean the return to El Molinón by Roberto Canella, who for many seasons defended Sporting’s shirt and now plays for Lugo, although his return will be clouded by the absence of the public in the stands.
Lugo has recovered troops to try to break against Sporting the bad series that is starring in LaLiga SmartBank and that has led him back to the relegation positions and also the one that accumulates in El Molinón, where he has never won, although he did tie in his last visit (0-0).
The people of Lugo face the thirty-sixth day two points from the permanence zone after having added just one point from the last nine, the one they achieved last Tuesday against Malaga (1-1) at the Anxo Carro.
Since then, they have had five days to regain strength before an appointment in which he also faces a team that, like him, has only won one game since the season was reactivated after the break by COVID-19.
The coach of the Galician team, Curro Torres, has recovered the suspended Eduard Campabadal and Jaime Seoane, who return to their plans after having served a penalty game against Malaga and, probably, will be part of the lineup in Gijón to the detriment of Leuko and Hugo Rama, respectively.
They also have options to start the midfielder Jaume Grau, who was a substitute in the appointment with Malaga, and Cristian Herrera.
In the infirmary, the long-term injured Antonio Campillo and Borja Domínguez continue, while Mathieu Peybernes remains among the cottons due to knee discomfort.