Tuesday October 18 2011
New role for Vucinic?

Mirko Vucinic may be asked to play in a wide midfield role for Juventus in their game against Genoa this weekend.

The summer signing from Roma has been exclusively used as a centre-forward so far this term, but he may be asked to make sacrifices for the benefit of the team.

Boss Antonio Conte is considering the use of Vucinic and Simone Pepe on the flanks, a move which would see Alessandro Matri brought into the attack of a 4-1-4-1.

Conte is understood to be frustrated with the performances of right-winger Milos Krasic, while Eljero Elia and Marcelo Estigarribia have yet to settle.

Emanuele Giaccherini is expected to miss the tie after he limped out of the 0-0 draw at Chievo with a muscle problem.

Vucinic has played in a wide attacking position on numerous occasions in the past for Roma.