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Lyon’s Grenier ‘ready’ to return to Ligue 1 action

Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Clement Grenier is ready to make his return to action after missing over five months of Ligue 1 football.

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Since the beginning of the season, the France international has been plagued with pain in his adductors, leading to him playing a minimal role in Lyon’s superb Ligue 1 campaign.

Without him, Les Gones have emerged as bona-fide title contenders and, with eight games to go, they sit only one point behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

However, the squad’s limitations have begun to be exposed and Hubert Fournier’s side were exposed in their shock defeat to OGC Nice ahead of the international break.

The coach will therefore be delighted that Grenier—who returned to training on March 6—will soon become available for selection again.

Speaking to Le Progres, the midfielder has revealed that he is feeling good about a possible return to action in the French top flight.

“Why not?” he began, “it’s been nearly three months that I’ve had a new regime. I feel ready.

“I have done muscular tests, cardio [tests] and everything’s going well.

“Of course, the rhythm of a match is something else.”

Lyon travel to mid-table En Avant de Guingamp on Saturday as they look to increase the pressure on top-of-the-table Paris.

Should OL beat the Cote d’Armor side and PSG fail to overcome Olympique de Marseille at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday evening, Fournier’s outfit will close the weekend in pole position in Ligue 1.

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