Sunday January 16 2011
Rossi requests Rosanero striker

Palermo boss Delio Rossi has only one available forward against Cagliari in the lunchtime kick-off. “I have asked the President for a new striker.”

Fabrizio Miccoli is in bed with a flu virus, so as Abel Hernandez and Mauricio Pinilla are injured, the only pick is Massimo Maccarone.

“Javier Pastore has a muscular problem too, so we have a bit of an emergency situation in attack,” said the Coach.

“I admit that I have asked the President for a new striker during the January transfer window. We could do with someone who has different characteristics to the forwards we already have.”

The Sicilians face a Cagliari side fresh from conquering Parma at the Stadio Tardini.

“It will not be an easy game, as Cagliari are playing well and their confidence has been boosted by that result.

“They lost to Milan by one goal, which was probably offside. Roberto Donadoni is doing well as their Coach and it pleases me, as football needs people like him.”