The returns in Garcia’s hands and the reflection in the backs

Reorganizing the team in view of the match against Panathinaikos (20/12, 19:30), Pablo Garcia can count on two returns of players, while having concerns about the position of the right back.

In the context of all the turmoil and “war” announcements from both sides, PAOK must prepare for the derby that follows, against Panathinaikos in Toumba (20/12).

Against the “clover”, Pablo Garcia can count on the services of Omar El Kaddouri, who has served his sentence and returns to action. In addition, Andelino Vierinia has returned to team training, gradually overcoming his injury and applying to get a satisfactory (at least) time participating in the derby.

On the other hand, the continuous – and tragic – misfortune in the backs, with the successive injuries of Giannoulis this year, first, and then of Soares and Uage, which limit Garcia’s choices in view of the derby. The Uruguayan coach has to choose between Crespo and Lyratzis on the right, having Vierinias in the back of his mind.