The release of a squad list for any particular match rarely brings glad tidings, but this time it does: Faouzi Ghoulam is back.
The fullback returns in time for Napoli to face Inter Milan in the quarter final of the Coppa Italia after his Algeria side were eliminated from the same round of the African Cup of Nations. While it's unlikely that Ghoulam starts, as he's only had one training session with the squad since his return, it will be good just to have him around again.
Also back in the squad is Kalidou Koulibaly after he missed the weekend's Serie A match with a suspension. Henrique Buss is back from his muscular issue as well, though the same vague ailment is still keeping Giandomenico Mesto unavailable.
Still out with long-term injuries are Lorenzo Insigne, Camilo Zuniga, and Michu. The full 21 man matchday squad is listed below.
Goalkeepers: Rafael Cabral, Mariano Andujar, Roberto Colombo
Defenders: Christian Maggio, Ivan Strinic, Faouzi Ghoulam, Miguel Britos, Kalidou Koulibaly, Raul Albiol, Henrique Buss
Midfielders: Walter Gargano, Jorginho, Gokhan Inler, David Lopez, Jonathan De Guzman, Dries Mertens, Marek Hamsik
Forwards: Manolo Gabbiadini, Jose Callejon, Gonzalo Higuain, Duvan Zapata