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Saturday January 6 2018
Preview: Las Palmas-Eibar

Coach Paco Jemez is promising a return to Las Palmas’ gung-ho roots against Eibar on Saturday, in his first Liga match for over a year.

Las Palmas boss Paco Jemez on his side’s need to score more goals: “For me, talent is about getting the ball into the box and scoring goals.

“We can’t do that with two strikers and an attacking midfielder who don’t shoot. If you’re not capable of making chances and getting the ball into the opposing box, you can’t play in my team.

“They’ll either stay in the stands, sit on the bench or find another team. We have to recover a lot of points in a short space of time, and in order to do that, we have to score goals.”

Eibar boss Jose Luis Mendilibar on facing Paco and his future: “It seems like it’s going to be a match between Jemez and Mendilibar, but it’s Las Palmas against Eibar.

“The two Coaches are dummies placed on the side of the pitch. Sometimes we move and talk a lot, but ultimately we do very little.

“My renewal? This is the third time you’ve asked me about it, it and I’m not going to talk about it anymore.”

Las Palmas (probable): Lizoain; Ximo, Bigas, Lemos, Dani Castellano; Penalba, Vicente; Jairo, Viera, Tana; Calleri

Injuries/suspensions: Macedo (I) Galvez (S)

Eibar (probable): Dmitrovic; Capa, Oliveira, Arbilla, Jose Angel; Alejo, Jordan, Dani Garcia, Inui; Enrich, Charles

Injuries/suspensions: Yoel, Fran Rico, Pedro Leon (I)

Referee: Gonzalez Gonzalez

Form guide: Las Palmas – 20th (L D L W D) Eibar – 7th (W W D W W)

Venue: Gran Canaria

Kick-off time: 17:30 GMT/18:30 local time

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