Roma coach Luciano Spalletti has revealed he could field new signing Cicinho in today's Serie A opener against Palermo.

"It is possible he could play. He's in good shape and we saw that during training," he said yesterday.

"He is a good player, as his CV proves, and now he has to prove he can make his mark in Italian football as well."

Their season opener in Sicily has always been a high-scoring affair with 53 goals in 20 Serie A encounters here.

"It will be a more dangerous game than the one with Inter. Palermo will have even greater desire to show they are an excellent side. We will have to be careful and start on the right foot, leaving everything else behind. Humility is key."