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Dest & Braithwaite back in Barcelona training ahead of Alaves clash

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Some good news on the injury front

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Sergino Dest and Martin Braithwaite were both back in Barcelona training on Thursday ahead of the weekend’s La Liga clash against Alaves.

The duo were ruled out of the midweek Copa del Rey clash with minor injuries but could now feature at the Camp Nou on Saturday.

Miralem Pjanic, who also missed the Sevilla game, did not train and continues to have some problems with a foot injury, according to AS.

Manager Ronald Koeman is expected to rotate his side on Saturday as the game comes just days before the first leg of Barca’s Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain.

The Dutch boss is unlikely to take any risks with Dest, in order that he’s fit for PSG, but Braithwaite could be set to start to allow some of Barca’s attackers to rest.

Players such as Francisco Trincao and Riqui Puig will also be hoping to get the nod as Barca take on an Alaves side who are just two points above the drop zone.