NEWS
Saturday September 14 2019
Smalling still out for Roma

Chris Smalling is certainly out of tomorrow’s Serie A game against Sassuolo and might not even be fit for Roma’s Europa League opener.

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The England international defender arrived in the final hours of the transfer window on loan from Manchester United.

He had been expected to start in the back four against Sassuolo, but pulled up with a muscular problem in training.

Reports from the Trigoria ground today confirm Smalling was still training separately from the rest of the group, so won’t be available this weekend.

It also puts him in real doubt to feature in Thursday’s Europa League encounter with Istanbul Basaksehir.

Roma are already missing Cengiz Under, Davide Zappacosta and Diego Perotti, all with muscular issues.

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