Barcelona B left-back Sergio Akieme was called up to first-team training on Wednesday as manager Quique Setien checked on the 22-year-old with Jordi Alba out injured.
Alba was forced off with a groin injury against Getafe at the weekend and looks set for a little spell on the sidelines.
Junior Firpo is the man likely to take his place in the starting XI, although Akieme will be hoping he can make the squad as back-up while Alba is out.
Akieme joined Barcelona in September from Rayo Vallecano and earned praise from Xavi Garcia Pimienta in November after shining against Lleida. He said the youngster was an “excellent signing” and was ready for the first team if needed.