Piacenza have signed two midfield players on loan as they seek to bolster their squad for what looks like a season-long battle against relegation.

Piacenza coach Andrea Augustinelli has brought in Parma winger Marco Marchionni and Juventus midfield player Davide Baiocco until the end of the season.

Piacenza lie third bottom of Serie A with just 13 points from 18 matches

Marchionni arrives in Piacenza in exchange for former Bologna and Milan defender GiuseppeCardone, who to to Parma.

Baiocco meanwhile has struggled to secure a place in Marcello Lippi’s star-studded midfield and has accepted the offer of a move to Piacenza to get regular first-team football.