Sunday February 2 2014
Maran: 'Catania can survive'

Rolando Maran believes it is “possible” for Catania to stay in Serie A as they go head-to-head with Livorno.

These are the bottom two clubs with the Elefantini on 14 points and the Amaranto on 16. They face off at the Stadio Massimino today at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“This is an important month for us and we can turn everything on its head,” assured the Coach who was fired and then recalled after a negative spell under Gigi De Canio.

“We must give a sense of consistency to our results and put everything we’ve got on to the pitch, even if it means taking big risks. I tried a few tactical experiments, as we must be ready for anything.”

Catania’s only absentee is Pablo Alvarez, though deadline day signing Francesco Fedato is not yet in the squad.

“He has good credentials, a lot of potential and is making a big step up. I expect a tight game, so quality can be crucial in getting a result.

“We need a remarkable achievement to secure safety, but it is possible.”

Catania squad for Livorno: Andujar, Ficara, Frison; Bellusci, Biraghi, Capuano, Gyomber, Legrottaglie, Monzon, Peruzzi, Rolin, Spolli; Almiron, Barrientos, Castro, Izco, Lodi, Plasil, Rinaudo; Bergessio, Boateng, Keko, Leto

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