Toni seeks capital gains in Rome

Genoa striker Luca Toni is eager to increase his goal tally when his team visits strugglers Roma on Saturday afternoon.

Toni, who joined the Grifoni this summer after a disappointing six-month loan spell at Roma, has struck twice this campaign for Genoa.

And the Italian forward would like nothing more than to score at the Stadio Olimpico.

"I have a great will to score and I would love to do it on Saturday at Roma," said Toni.

Genoa coach Gian Piero Gasperini will be hoping Toni can again provide the answers in attack come Saturday.

Toni struck a late winner to hand Genoa a 2-1 triumph over Bari last time out. The result lifted the Liguria outfit to 10th in the standings.

Saturday’s rivals have struggled at both ends of the pitch.

Claudio Ranieri’s Roma have the leakiest defensive line in the competition with 11 goals conceded, while they have struck just five times in six games.

Roma, who finished runners-up to Inter Milan last season, are desperate to claim their second win of the campaign.

The Romans have taken just five points from six games and are third bottom.

Despite Roma’s poor run of form, Toni has urged his team-mates not to take Saturday’s rivals lightly.

"We will face a wounded side," he said. "They will be hungry for a win.

"This is why it will be important for us to get off to a good start."

With strikers Mirko Vucinic and Adriano out injured, Roma captain Francesco Totti is set to partner Marco Borriello in attack.

The good news for the hosts is that Philippe Mexes and Simone Perrotta return from suspension.