Gaizka Larrazabal Returns To Training, Unai Simón Still Recovering
Athletic’s draw against Celta over the weekend was a disappointing result but there will be no time to mourn. The Lions travel to Estadio Martínez Valero on Wednesday where they will face Elche in Copa Del Rey action. Having just played an intense league match at San Mamés, Gaizka Garitano has already admitted that there will be changes in the lineup and Monday brought good news to the team.
Gaizka Larrazabal returned to training after being sidelined with the flu and a muscle injury. While it’s uncertain if the winger will be cleared to face Elche, being back with the team will give the manager another weapon at his disposal. Aritz Aduriz trained normally as well though the club is still being cautious in terms of his return to the field.
Unfortunately, Unai Simón will miss Wednesday’s match as he continues to recover from mumps. The goalkeeper has been confined to his home and likely won’t be able to rejoin his teammates until next week at the earliest. Iago Herrerín will start in the cup as usual and Jokin Ezkieta will be on the bench.