Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha will start against Udinese this week, but his starting spot is no longer a certainty, according to a report from Italian newspaper il Messaggero earlier today, as reported by LazioNews24.

The report details how the 25-year-old Albanian shot stopper, who is contracted to the Roman club until 2022, is set to start against the Bianconeri this weekend, after recovering from a long battle with Covid-19.

Strakosha was forced to miss around five games across all competitions due to the contagion, but has since recovered and will make his first start in over a month.

Spanish veteran Pepe Reina filled in for the Albanian to great success, with his ball playing skills proving key for Inzaghi’s system.

As such, for next week’s vital Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund, Inzaghi will take a careful decision as to which goalkeeper he’ll deploy.

Strakosha has made five appearances across all competitions so far this season, conceding nine goals and keeping one clean sheet.