Fenerbahce's Diego Ribas set to start on the bench against Besiktas

Diego Ribas

Fenerbahçe’s Diego Ribas is set to start on the bench in this weekends derby game against Istanbul rivals Beşiktaş.

Diego signed with Fenerbahce in the summer but the Brazilian international has failed to cement his place in the starting XI.

The former Atletico Madrid play-maker has made six appearances however is yet to register an assist or goal for his new side.

Fenerbahçe manager Ismail Kartal is expected to leave Diego on the bench and opt with the attacking trio of Kuyt, Emenike and Alper Potuk.

Diego was part of the Atletico Madrid side which won the Spanish League and reached the UEFA Champions League final last season.