Toronto FC Interim Head Coach Nick Dasovic will be forced to make changes to the line-up for Saturday’s final home mach of the MLS season against Columbus Crew (kick off 4:00 p.m. live on CBC). The Reds have a number of injuries to contend with as well as the one match suspension of captain Dwayne De Rosario.
VIDEO: Nick Dasovic on Toronto FC TV following Thursday's training.
Strikers Chad Barrett and Mista both watched from the sidelines as the team trained at Cherry Beach on Thursday. Barrett is still nursing a hamstring strain that forced him to leave the first half of last week’s defeat against Chivas USA in California.
“We have a number of injury concerns so we will have to wait until tomorrow before deciding on the line up,” said Dasovic. “Mista hasn’t trained this week and missed the session again today. He has a problem with foot and is feeling pain.”
A decision is yet to be made on whether defender Adrian Cann will be able to play again this season after sustaining a broken nose last weekend at The Home Depot Center. “He is recovering but we have to be careful. We don’t want to rush him back or do anything that will cause him to have more problems,” explained Dasovic.
Martin Saric is unlikely to be involved as he struggles to recover from a hamstring strain and Joseph Nane remains questionable with an ankle sprain. With long term absentees Emmanuel Gomez and Amadou Sanyang still out, the squad on Saturday could missing up to eight players.
ON THE AIR
Nick Dasovic will be live on The FAN 590 tonight. The Reds coach will be an in-studio guest on The Soccer Show at 8:00 p.m.
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