Roma midfielder Salih Ucan expected to play against Atalanta

Roma midfielder Salih Uçan is expected to play against Atalanta on Sunday according to the Milliyet.

Uçan is likely to replace the injured Pjanic and could make his second Serie A start of the season.

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The Turkish international midfielder missed the Napoli game due to injury but started his first Serie A game the week before against Cesena.


Uçan played the the last seven minutes in the 1-1 draw against Torino last week.

The young midfielder replaced Miralem Pjanic on 83 minutes but was unable to change the score in Roma’s favour.

The 21-year-old only recently from injury that saw him ruled out for 10 days.

Uçan has struggled for first team football after spending most of the season out injured.

The Turkish international has already sustained four injury blows already this season.

Uçan is currently on a two-year loan at AS Roma from Fenerbahçe and the Serie A outfit have a clause to make the deal permanent at the end of the current agreement.

Uçan has now made three appearances for Roma in all competitions this season.