Lorenzo Pellegrini ready to come off the bench in Rome derby

Andy Mattioli

Roma skipper Lorenzo Pellegrini is ready to make his long-awaited return to Jose Mourinho’s disposal on Sunday.

After missing the past month with a muscular injury, Pellegrini could be called up for this weekend’s Derby della Capitale with Lazio.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Pellegrini is expected to be on the bench on Sunday.

However, his contribution will likely be minimal due to his extensive absence, having completed only one group training session in recent days.

Mourinho is hoping for Pellegrini’s presence on the bench to positively influence the rest of the team, especially after their deflating performance against Slavia Praha in the Europa League.

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