Reggina-Vibonese high-altitude derby: at the “Granillo” the Amaranths can consolidate the playoff zone. Probable lineups


By John

It’s time to turn the season around. This can only happen by beating one of the best teams in the league. Today could be the right day with the Reggina-Vibonese derby, the big match of the thirteenth round. The “Granillo” will dress up with the Curva Sud expected to be packed. A match not to be missed for the Amaranths, fresh from the heavy success of Castrovillari favored by a sharp performance from Rosseti. Trocini demands from him a test of character against a highly rated opponent who aims to overtake Trapani and win the tournament. The objective of Barillà and his companions is, however, that of a place in the playoffs given that the three leaders are now far away. The desire to accelerate the roadmap, after the troubled start to the season, was reiterated by coach Trocini.
«It was a good week – he declared – because we have Bolzicco available e Rosseti, who after last Sunday’s goal is quite motivated. With two forwards that can be recruited I will have some more options, even if I will always have to take into account the characteristics of the opponents. The trial period is now over for everyone and now there is the opportunity to work like the other teams. We are aware of the period we are going to face, but we want to build something important. It won’t be easy, but it’s right to try because the city deserves ambitious stages. The public is asking us to think big and we will do so.”

The coach then coldly reread Castrovillari’s performance: «In the first half we did our best with respect to the ground and wind conditions which did not allow us to give our best. It should be considered that we were also at the end of a tour de force that made us expend physical and mental energy. Despite the difficulties of the match, we still took home the entire prize. A period of normality is about to begin and many bricks are falling into place. It should be highlighted that the club does not let us lack anything. I speak daily to President Minniti, Director Ballarino, Director Bonanno and Director Pellegrino. We also discuss to plan short and medium term strategies.”
Trocini subsequently spoke about Vibonese: «No envy for my colleague Buscè, perhaps a few more weeks of time that we didn’t have. But our team is also competitive, then in December we will see how to move. We know that we will be facing a strong team that has always obtained the three points with the exception of the match against Trapani. Maximum respect for the rossoblù, we will try not to be outdone. Unfortunately, the close matches made us lose fundamental players. Luckily we will recover Parodi And Martinezand perhaps, in view of the next trip, Zanchi And Cham. The evaluations will be overall and will mainly depend on the number of unders that I will be able to field.” On the overs he added: «Various components influenced their performance, but I am satisfied».
There was also a reference dedicated to the fans: «They are exceptional and they also demonstrated it in Castrovillari. Tomorrow (today, editor’s note) there will be many of them at the stadium and we will try to make them happy by winning the derby.”
Seasonal goal? «We think game by game. Let’s not look too far ahead because the season is long.” The rearguard seems to be the strength of the new Reggina which, up to now, has conceded few goals: «Sunflower is crucial, just like Kremenovich who, despite being young, showed proof of character.”