The imperative is to beat bottom-placed Castrovillaristill without any successes. Reggina has no alternatives if it wants to cultivate any hope of reaching at least third place, currently occupied by its “cousins” from Vibonese. The fans who will also flock to the “Mimmo Rende” believe it. Kick-off at 2.30pm. Unfortunately, the season started off on a steep slope due to lack of preparation and the latest not so positive results have caused some of the enthusiasm to wane. However, net of the difficulties that emerged in the previous matches, the Amaranths have the possibility of entering the playoff perimeter, also considering that the market will reopen in less than a month.
The staff will be strengthened, especially in the advanced department. Trocini met journalists at the sports center yesterday morning. In presenting the derby, he asked his boys for a burst of pride to erase the defeat they suffered last Wednesday against league leaders Trapani: «We will need – the coach began – to conquer the entire stake. However, it won’t be a walk in the park, also because our opponents have become more compact after the change of coach and are coming off three useful results. They also added new elements. They will therefore aim to do their best because they believe the match against Reggina is fundamental.”
He added on Lamezia’s withdrawal from the championship: «It’s a strange tournament, perhaps distorted. The calendar was composed without criteria. It’s unfair to take away three points from the teams that won against Lamezia. They weigh a lot on us. On that occasion we lost Mungo who was stopped by a yellow card and Parodi due to a physical problem. Whoever is in charge of deciding must ask themselves many questions, also taking into account our repeated midweek commitments. I find it absurd. There will be two teams that will rest every Sunday and I can’t understand why we have arrived at such a situation. As far as we are concerned, we will try to produce more in terms of maneuvering and opportunities. Going back to analyzing the match against Trapani, in the first half hour we were reactive and could have even scored, while in the following minutes we had a decline. The positive note was Rosseti’s recovery and Bolzicco is also about to return.”
Pass also on the squad: «Knowledge increases as the days pass». He then focused on the injured: «No one is back. Martinez also stopped and we will have to check when he can return to the field. In goal he will be up to the young Vercea who will give us the opportunity to field an extra over among the outfield players. Now the only way is to get results and I’m sure that, with time, and the return of some players, we will be able to recover positions in the standings. A cycle of complicated meetings ends.”
Race with attention. The Observatory on Sports Events has included the derby among those characterized by risk profiles for public order. The amaranth supporters will also be numerous in Castrovillari. It’s not a far trip and a good turnout is expected. The arrival of Reggina will mobilize the entire town who will dress up for the event. After Castrovillari, the amaranths will host Vibonese. On Sunday 19th they will then visit Akragas and close the month by hosting Real Casalnuovo from Campania. The latter include among their ranks the Brazilian Reginaldo who, on the banks of the Strait, achieved a promotion to Serie B.
Castrovillari: Patitucci, Festa, Olivieri, Aceto, Alfano, Atteo, Cosenza, Teyou, Varela, Morrone, Jawarà. All.: Riccio-Donato. On the bench: Aprile, Abbenante, Izco, Romeo, Azzaro, Serafino, Scognamiglio, Giacalone, Toziano.
Reggina: Velcea, Dervishi, Ingegneri, Girasole, Martiner, Zucco, Mungo, Barillà, Marras, Rossetti, Provazza. All.: Trocini. On the bench: Fecit, Kremenovic, Bontempi, Bright, Ricci, Salandria, Bianco, Coppola, Perri.