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  10/10/2014: Radu to play in central defense against Fiorentina?
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Lazio's infirmary table is suddenly looking a whole lot more positive, much to the relief of coach Stefano Pioli.

Four senior players who have been out injured in recent weeks will reunite with the squad in the coming days, following two full days of rest due to the international break. Stefan Radu and Alvaro Gonzalez will be available to return to the squad tomorrow, while Lucas Biglia should be able to join up early next week. The Italian Under-21 international Danilo Cataldi will also resume training within the next week.

All four players will be a welcomed back with arms wide open but Pioli will be smiling the most over Radu's early return. The Biancocelesti defense has been struggling with injuries and suspensions of late, so the return of the left back will be a big boost ahead of the away trip to Florence next weekend.

With Santiago Gentiletti out for the season, Lorik Cana suspended for the Fiorentina match and Diego Novaretti out injured for a few more weeks, the latest reports suggest that Pioli will opt to play Radu in central defense alongside Stefan De Vrij. Radu has a lot of experience playing as a central defender but most of that was during the beginning of his career in his native Romania so a stern test in Florence will surely be provided.

Author: Boris Pechev
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