The drop zone has inched 3 points closer to the B team. With Salamanca's Friday evening win, Villarreal B has a 9-point cushion with 8 rounds to go. Things could be worse.
But 5 straight losses are a cause for concern. And a visit to the Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez against a desperate CD Tenerife side will be no cakewalk. The islanders, only a year removed from the Primera, are second-bottom and 8 points adrift of safety. Watch out.
Javi Gracia's 18-man squad has some new faces:
Goalkeepers: Diego Marino & Vicente Flor.
Defenders: Kiko, Jaume Costa, Carlos Tomás, Dorian Dervite, Héctor & Ángel Ortega.
Midfielders: Nico, Natxo Insa, Castellani, Dutra, Iago Falque, Marquitos & Hernan Perez.
Strikers: Airam, Nicki Bille Nielsen & Moisés.
C teamers Angel Ortega and Moises make the squad in place of the suspended Mano and Gerard Bordas. Truyols and Marcos Gullon remain sidelined with injuries.
A win would be nice. But a result is even more important. Streams should be available, as the islanders get regional TV coverage. Endavant minisubmarino!