Mirandés and Málaga seek to take a step forward

The rojillos are looking for a new victory in Anduva, while the blue and white team wants to continue adding as a visitor (19:00, Mov. LaLiga).


All teams squeeze a lot in the second laps. For this reason, neither Mirandés nor Málaga want to neglect their current classification as they are far from the relegation zone with several margin points (follow the game live on AS.com). A loss could make them look askance at the bottom. Something that does not enter the plans of either of the two squads.

The rojillos want to be more reliable in Anduva where they have been somewhat irregular during the championship. The last setbacks against Girona and Ponferradina stung in a squad hungry for victories. José Alberto's pupils have had up to nine days to carefully prepare the appointment against the Andalusian team.

The Asturian coach loses Iván Martín, a key piece in his game system, by penalty; but he manages several alternatives in order to supply the Biscayan footballer. By position, Jirka has all the ballots to return to the starting eleven. Javi Jiménez will not be due to injury either, so the Bosnian Letic will be on the left side.

For their part, Málaga faces this match with great optimism after their last victory against Rayo, giving an excellent image. He is going back in the sporting and institutional aspects of his complicated circumstances. Outside of La Rosaleda he has added 20 points with six wins and two draws, which makes him a difficult visitor. I return to Miranda de Joaquín, Yanis and Alexander, who keep praise and excellent memories of their time as wild boars.

Sergio Pellicer, to whom the club wishes to renew his contract, will introduce customary novelties in his modus operandi. It is possible that Juan Soriano will regain ownership in the goal in the framework of the rotation he usually performs with Dani Barrio while Alexander González can recover the right back for Ismael. A great revolution in a starting eleven is not suspected where Luis Muñoz, as a reference midfielder, will be the axis dreamed by the blue and white coach who will not be able to count on Cristian Rodríguez, who continues with his foot ailment.

Málaga has never beaten Mirandés. Between League and Cup, three draws and two defeats. Pellicer, who will complete his 50th game on the Malaguista bench, wants to dedicate the victory, if it occurs, to José Gutiérrez, a 13-year-old boy who has just died of leukemia. José recently visited the Malaguista squad and was well liked by all.

Aces to follow

- Letic: Will replace the absence of Javi Jiménez on the left wing. The Bosnian winger wants to seize the opportunity.

- Luis Muñoz: His football is finally growing and he is beginning to be the beacon of the Blue and White team. Plus, he's finding the goal.


- Alternatives: José Alberto hides his letters in the absence of Iván Martín. The Asturian coach manages several alternatives to supply the Biscayan player.

- In defense: Málaga has kept a clean sheet in nine of 26 matches in this championship. Not many. It is Sergio Pellicer's obsession.

- Anduva: The rojillo team wants to win again at home. Something that resisted him in the previous appointment against Girona.

- Chavarría: Player appreciated because he improves his teammates. But you need to score goals. The Argentine forward of the boquerón box only has four.

Previous statements

José Alberto, Mirandés coach: "If we focus on the Ponferrada game, it is clear that there are many things to correct but it was a one-off accident. Other days we have been at a lower level, but we compete. To replace Iván we have alternatives. It has been a week in which we have tried things and now we must think about what is best for the game "

"As a squad I love it. Malaga has players of a high level to compete for higher levels. Several of them are already known in Miranda as Joaquín, Yanis or Alexander himself who has been performing well since his arrival in January. It is a team who knows how to play very well in the opposite half. Perhaps at certain times having a short squad has penalized them due to their financial situation "

Sergio Pellicer, Málaga coach: "We must continue our work, know that this competition does not stop. We must always be on constant alert. Mirandés is one of the revelation rivals in the category. We have done very good training sessions, the commitment The group is very high. It has been a long time since we achieved two wins in a row. We go with that illusion, but with humility and feet on the ground. It would give us more peace of mind. Winning helps to win "

"Mirandés is a daring and dynamic team, the one that recovers the most balls in the upper block of the League and among the youngest in the category just like us. It says a lot about the audacity they have. They manage many records. It is one of the teams that are most surprising. They have acclimatized to these current markets, with young players on loan from very good quarries. They are competing at a high level against teams with much more budget "

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