Stade Rennais will have to face LOSC Lille without Vincent Pajot this weekend, with the midfielder having suffered an injury in a recent contest against Girondins de Bordeaux.
Rennes will be a man light on Saturday as they attempt to build on their tight 1-0 victory over Metz at the weekend.
Paul-Georges Ntep was the hero-as has so often been the case this year-and scored the only goal of the game to beat the Ligue 1 strugglers.
This weekend, Rennes, who haven’t lost in their last three games, travel to Lille, who themselves secured a victory over Guingamp away on Sunday.
Philippe Montanier’s men had been hoping to be able to call upon midfielder Pajot, who injured himself in the 0-0 draw with Bordeaux at the end of February, but the player is not yet ready, with the coach indicating that it “will be too tight for this weekend” according to France Football.