Roma ace Baptista ready to return

The Brazilian forward had pulled a muscle and it was believed he could miss the clash with Sampdoria.

“Baptista has recovered from his injury and I think he will be available for the game against Sampdoria,” Menendez told

“There have been no complications with his recovery and the muscular injury has healed completely. He just needs to get some matches under his belt if he is to play regularly but this will not be a problem.

“He is working really hard in training and I think we will see him in great condition against Sampdoria.”