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'Super Simo' has overcome a calf injury.

Serie A leaders Roma will have influential midfielder Simone Perrotta available for tonight’s visit of Sampdoria to the Olimpico.

The 32-year-old has been struggling all week with a calf problem he sustained during last weekend’s Rome derby with Lazio, but was named in Claudio Ranieri’s 20-man squad yesterday after being passed fit by the club’s medical staff.

Perrotta is expected to line up next to Daniele De Rossi and David Pizarro in midfield, while Jeremy Menez looks favourite to get the nod ahead of Rodrigo Taddei to play in support of striking duo Francesco Totti and Mirko Vucinic.

Roma squad to face Sampdoria:

Lobont, Andreolli, Juan, Mexes, Pizarro, Vucinic, Totti, Taddei, Motta, De Rossi, Riise, Baptista, Perrotta, Tonetto, Julio Sergio, Burdisso, Toni, Brighi, Cassetti, Menez.

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