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Villarreal injury news: Bruno Soriano returns!

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Bruno will be available vs. Elche, expect Mario Gapar at center back. Gio trying to return too.

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Villarreal injury news: Bruno Soriano expects to be in the squad for the Elche match on Sunday.  He was injured February 11, so it will have been three months since he's played.

Gio dos Santos's injury must not be as bad as originally thought, because he is hoping to return soon as well.

However, Eric Bailly is doubtful for Sunday and Victor Ruiz is suspended, so Mario Gaspar is expecting to be drafted in as an emergency center back.    No word on Uche, Cheryshev is definitely still out.

Elche have ensured survival for another season in the Primera based on their results on the pitch with four wins out of five,  though they still could be regulated for financial irregularities.  Their goalkeeper Tyton is suspended for this one after getting a red card vs. Malaga.