Wednesday February 15 2012
De Rossi in defence v Parma?

Roma boss Luis Enrique could once again be forced to use Daniele De Rossi as a centre-back.

The central midfielder will be considered in the role should Juan fail to prove his fitness in time for the game against Parma.

The capital club are short of centre-backs given that Nicolas Burdisso is out for the season with injury and Simon Kjaer is suspended.

If Juan doesn’t recover from a fitness issue, then the Spaniard will partner Gabriel Heinze with De Rossi or Marco Cassetti.

The Roman has already been used in defence this season – a stunning performance in the 1-1 daw with Juventus.

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