Gianluca Mancini to start in Servette clash despite physical issues

GENOA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 28: Gianluca Mancini of Roma looks on prior to kick-off in the Serie A TIM match between Genoa CFC and AS Roma at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on September 28, 2023 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Simone Arveda/Getty Images)
Andy Mattioli

Roma defender Gianluca Mancini is likely to play through minor physical issues in this evening’s Europa League clash with Servette.

The Italian centreback was recently suffering from muscle soreness which caused him to take painkillers during Roma’s recent win over Udinese.

Despite the fact that his current fitness levels are still far from ideal, Corriere della Sera states that Mancini will in all likelihood still feature from the start for the Giallorossi.

The short list of defenders – mainly due to Kumbulla and Smalling’s absences – is forcing Mourinho to rely on Mancini for what is a must-win game for Roma.

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