Torino embark on the long 1,265 kilometre journey to Crotone for their next Serie B fixture on Saturday afternoon. The trip to coach Franco Lerda's former club is an important one for the Granata as they attempt to get their promotion hopes back on track. Lerda has suggested that Torino will alter their tactics for the match, with the arrival of Mirco Antenucci making a 4-4-2 formation more likely, instead of Lerda's traditional 4-2-3-1 setup. Toro's other new signing Denilson Gabionetta is not included in the squad, as the Brazilian is still a few weeks away from match fitness.
Crotone, now being managed by ex Torino midfielder Eugenio Corini currently occupy 12th position, and a victory over Torino could propel up the table and be seen as genuine playoff contenders.