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Ligue 1: Bordeaux welcome Henri Saivet back to heap more pressure on Toulouse

Girondins de Bordeaux can call upon the talents of Henri Saivet and Thomas Toure as they hope to plunge local rivals Toulouse deeper into the Ligue 1 relegation mire this weekend.

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The Derby of the Garonne takes on a different hue this weekend as Le TFC welcome neighbours Bordeaux to the Stade Municipal. Toulouse are deep in the midst of a relegation battle and were defeated by fellow strugglers Racing Club de Lens.

They will be desperate for a victory in front of their own fans, particularly following the departure of coach Alain Casanova earlier this week.

However, not only will they be facing an in-form Bordeaux side, they will also be competing against opponents bolstered by the return of two key attacking talents.

Winger Henri Saivet endured an injury-ravaged 2014 but returned to make six appearances and feature for Senegal in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. He hasn’t featured since February 21 due to a thigh problem but will make the short trip to Toulouse this weekend.

Bordeaux can also call upon 21-year-old Thomas Toure, another injury victim, who has scored twice and contributed three assists so far this season.

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