Torino defender Ivan Franceschini is delighted to be back in the first team under new coach Giancarlo Camolese.

"I must thank Mr Camolese for taking a chance on me," stated the former Reggina man.

"I will thank him for life for this decision. The club has been close to my heart these past few years, from a human and professional point of view.

"They are content now because I have demonstrated that physically I have recovered completely.

"It has been nearly two years that I have not played a part and I thank the trainers and athletic staff who have helped me during that time."