Ander Capa Misses Training Ahead Of Barcelona Cup Clash

Ander Capa Training

Ander Capa missed Monday’s training session but is expected to play on Thursday (AC)

Athletic will have no time to mourn Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Getafe. With the Lions set to host Barcelona on Thursday for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, the team was back in training on Monday for a recovery session. Most of those who featured over the weekend had a lighter workload, though some missed the session entirely.

Iñigo Martinez and Yuri Berchiche worked inside apart from the group while Ander Capa was absent from training. The right-back was doubtful for Sunday’s match due to discomfort but was cleared to play and came on in the second half. For now, Capa is expected to be available against Barcelona but his situation is one to monitor closely.

One player certain to miss Thursday’s match is Iago Herrerín who is suspended following his red card against Tenerife. Unai Simón will be expected to start in goal with Jokin Ezkieta on the bench. Ezkieta trained with the first team on Monday along with Oihan Sancet and a number of players from Bilbao Athletic.

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