Deportivo La Coruna have employed a top psychologist to inspire their players.

Coach Miguel Angel Lotina has teamed up with Joaquin Dosil, a specialist in sports psychology, to offer each player an hour-long session a week.

Depor midfielder Ruben Perez believes the psychology sessions will help the struggling club turn their season around.

"The purpose of the session was to improve things, not to blame anyone for what has been done badly," the 21-year-old told AS.

"We talked about the team being in a difficult situation - these things give you strength and help you not to give up hope."