Saturday October 6 2012
Gasp reconsiders Miccoli role

Gian Piero Gasperini finally got off the mark with Palermo, but hints Fabrizio Miccoli could be dropped against Genoa tonight.

The Coach returns to face his former club this evening at Marassi for the first time since leaving in 2010. Click here for a match preview.

He goes into the game after a 4-1 victory over Chievo in which Miccoli bagged a hat-trick.

“We have to focus on Genoa and not what has been with Chievo, even if it gave us confidence. We’ve got to be more determined on our travels,” said Gasp.

“Miccoli is a great player and there are games in which it is better to leave the best on the bench so they can make the difference when coming on in a decisive moment of the match.

“It is a weapon that I like to use, especially for me because I have no first choice XI and benchwarmers. Clearly Miccoli is crucial for us, but he can be in many different ways.”

The tactician took over at Palermo in Serie A Week 4 after Giuseppe Sannino was sacked.

“I have tried to give an identity to the squad, but we don’t have preparation matches. We’ve only got Serie A to practice in.

“As for Genoa, we know they have a very strong strike force, as Marco Borriello-Ciro Immobile is a balanced partnership with quality few Serie A sides can count on.”

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