Nainggolan at risk for the Derby

John Solano
I (Cuppini): Radja Nainggolan continues his race against time. Today, while the rest of the team underwent a double training session, which ended with a match against Alberto De Rossi’s Primavera, the Belgian continued to work in the gym in order to recover from the injury sustained 4 days ago while training with his national team. The midfielder will do everything to return for Saturday’s Derby, but right now his presence is highly at risk.

Di Francesco announced yesterday that he would have to wait until Thursday or Friday for the final decision on Nainggolan: in the event that he misses the match, Pellegrini will enter the starting formation together with De Rossi and Strootman . For the Roman midfielder, it would be his first Derby as member of the first team as he looks to improve upon his poor record against Lazio when he was a member of the Primavera.

There are few doubts in the attack, where Perotti and El Shaarawy will be on Dzeko’s sides. Though, one surprise could come in the form of Patrik Schick, who is improving from his injury and even managed to train with the group in the Giallorossi’s morning training session.

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