Sunday January 13 2013
Ventura 'forced' into Toro choices

Torino Coach Giampiero Ventura concedes his choices were “forced” by injuries and bans for today’s early kick-off against Siena.

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Matteo Darmian, Alessandro GazziKamil Glik, Salvatore Masiello and Giuseppe Vives are all banned, joining the injured Mario Alberto Santana, Abou Diop and Angelo Ogbonna.

“Against Siena we have to field a team that has practically been forced upon us. We’ll also then have to see how our opponents are set out,” said Ventura.

Alessandro Agostini and Alessandro Sgrigna were sent to Hellas Verona this week.

“There are several players who are in the middle of transfer negotiations, but that is true for many clubs and not just Torino.

“Sgrigna has always behaved like a professional and I’m glad he got a move to an important club like Verona. Agostini needed time to find his fitness, but once he was able to play there wasn’t much space.”

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