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New Toulouse coach AXES keeper as he tries to keep TFC in Ligue 1

Having replaced Alain Casanova as Toulouse head coach earlier in the week, Dominque Arribage has wasted little time in making his mark on the Ligue 1 strugglers.

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The former club scout revealed in the pre-match press conference [via L’Equipe] that previous number one goalkeeper Zacharie Boucher would not be between the sticks for Le TFC’s Ligue 1 match this weekend and, indeed, would have no place in the matchday squad.

Boucher started Toulouse’s last match-the 1-0 defeat to fellow relegation strugglers Racing Club de Lens-last weekend, and the 23-year-old would have been looking forward to his 16th start of the campaign on Saturday.

However, Arribage has decided that the keeper cannot be trusted in the Derby of the Garonne against bitter rivals Girondins de Bordeaux, and will likely name Ali Ahamada as his starting goalie on Saturday.

Toulouse will also be without Uros Spajic (foot injury), Dusan Veskovac (thigh), Pavle Ninkov (thigh) and influential midfielder Etienne Didot (Achilles heel).

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