Siena face fellow table-proppers Palermo this afternoon, though Coach Beppe Iachini insists this “is not the last chance saloon.”
The Tuscans would be clear of the relegation zone if it weren’t for a six-point penalty due to the betting scandal, but as things stand they are level bottom with Palermo and Pescara.
“It is not the last chance saloon. We know it will be a tough game, but there are still many more matches and dogfights to come,” said Iachini.
“We need to play the way we know how and have already shown other times, trying to earn important points by playing our game.”
Siena had been on a positive run that included victories over Inter and Lazio, but have now lost two on the bounce against Udinese and Atalanta without scoring a goal.
“The fact Atalanta scored in the opening minutes had more of a psychological effect on us than it should’ve done.
“Something like that must not happen again, as we must be aggressive throughout the game. I expect a fiery atmosphere, but we want to have our say.”
Simone Vergassola and Nicola Pozzi miss out due to injury.
Siena squad for Palermo: Farelli, Marini, Pegolo; Angelo, Belmonte, Felipe, Grillo, Paci, Rubin, Teixeira, Terlizzi, Uvini; Agra, Bolzoni, Calello, Della Rocca, Mannini, Sestu, Valiani, Verre; Bogdani, Emeghara, Paolucci, Reginaldo, Rosina