Deportivo La Coruna coach Miguel Angel Lotina is ready to hand Juan Valeron a start against Espanyol on Sunday.

"Valeron is training at a different pace and I want to give more power to the attackers," said Lotina. "You will see a better Valeron. I think he is now showing in training he is ready to return."

If Valeron does start, it will be his first since he suffered a knee injury 25 months ago.