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Sergino Dest in contention to face Granada in Copa del Rey

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The defender’s been back in training

FC Barcelona v Athletic de Bilbao - Spanish Super Cup Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Sergino Dest was back in Barcelona training on Monday and looks set to be in contention to face Granada in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.

The right-back has been struggling with a thigh problem in recent weeks and hasn’t played since the final of the Spanish Super Cup.

Oscar Mingueza has continued to deputize at right-back in his absence but now faces real competition for a place with Dest and Sergi Roberto back in action.

Roberto made his return after two months out as a substitute in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Athletic at the Camp Nou.

Barca now face another away fixture and Ronald Koeman may well pick a strong team to face Granada with a place in the semi-finals of the competition up for grabs.