Lorient are set to be without talented wideman Raphael Guerreiro when they travel to Paris Saint-Germain for their Ligue 1 clash on Friday evening.
Les Merlus will have been buoyed by last weekend’s result, when they managed to pull away from the Ligue 1 drop zone with a tightly-fought 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Stade Malherbe Caen on Saturday.
However, as if a trip to reigning champions PSG wasn’t enough to bring them crashing down to earth, Sylvain Ripoll learned this week that he will be without valuable left-sider Guerreiro.
It was the Portuguese youngster who opened the scoring against Caen with a wonderful drive.
Guerreiro will be out after overextending his left thigh, it is an absence that has caused lament among Lorient’s staff.
“It’s always a hard blow when we lose a player,” began Eric Garcin, Ripoll’s assistent, “Raphael brings us a lot, he scores goals and he’s very efficient in the group, but he’s injured, we have to deal with it.”