Islam Slimani was not included in the squad to face Penafiel in the Taça da Liga tomorrow. The Algerian forward was doubtful for the last game against Arouca and had not trained in the build up to the game but despite this came off the bench and provided the spark for Sporting.
It seems though that the game against Arouca has not helped improve his fitness and he is unavailable for selection. Fredy Montero is the only out and out striker in the list of players.
Elsewhere there is a return to the first team squads for Rúben Semedo and Ricardo Esgaio.
Full squad list:
Goalkeepers: Rui Patrício, Marcelo Boeck
Defenders: Cédric Soares, Welder, Eric Dier, Maurício, Rúben Semedo, Jefferson, Ivan Piris
Midfielders: Gerson Magrão, William Carvalho, André Martins, Vítor Silva, Ricardo Esgaio, Adrien
Forwards: Diego Capel, André Carrillo, Wilson Eduardo, Carlos Mané, Fredy Montero