Hercules coach Esteban Vigo has recalled Royston Drenthe into his squad for the weekend fixture against Sporting.
The Dutchman did not feature in the first two games of 2011 after going on an eight-day strike during the Christmas period in protest over unpaid salaries.
The on-loan Real Madrid winger claimed he had not been paid since September but his actions incurred the wrath of the club’s supporters, and after discussions agreed to return to action.
As a result Vigo, who had been critical of Drenthe’s actions, has now brought the 23-year-old back into the fold for the trip to El Molinon on Saturday evening.
The squad list:
Calatayud, Unai Alba, Vethuizen, Cortés, Sergio Rodriguez, Rodriguez, Sarr, Peña, Pamarot, Abel Aguilar, Fritzler, Rufete, Kiko, Sendoa, Drenthe, Cristian, Tote, Valdez, Trezeguet and Portillo.