ANDY SCHREUR - Thursday, February 7, 2013
Carlos Bocanegra and Racing Santander return home on Saturday, while Oguchi Onyewu continues to be a surplus item in Malaga.
Racing Santander - Huesca
The American captain is doubtful to start due to traveling back from Honduras on Friday, but could be available on the bench for Jose Aurelio Gay.
Last week Bocanegra and Racing came back on the road to defeat Sporting Gijón 2-1 for their first victory since January 5th. With the win, they remain in last place in the Segunda División, but are now five points behind Huesca and clear of the relegation zone.
Huesca are coming off two consecutive wins against Real Murcia and Numancia and have won three of four overall. Since the winter break, the visitors have picked up 13 points in five matches and are playing their best soccer of the season.
Racing Santander will get one-time Clint Dempsey nemesis Hameur Bouazaa back from international duty with Algeria in the African Cup of Nations. The midfielder has been in training all week and figures to play on Saturday.
However, the hosts will be missing Mamadou Koné due to yellow cards and Gonzaleo Herrero and Assulin Gay, both to injury.
Oguchi Onyewu doesn't figure on starting for Málaga as they travel to Levante.