FRENCH LIGUE 1

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Lille v Bastia: Preview

Bastia boss Frederic Hantz has promised changes and called for a strong defensive display in tomorrow's Ligue 1 match at Lille.

The two teams met in the Coupe de la Ligue in midweek at Stade Armand Cesar, with Lille running out comprehensive 3-0 victors.

Ahead of tomorrow's contest at the Stade Metropole, Hantz said: ``The team will be changed. We've seen Lille's quality and, with them at home, it is important for us to assert a defensive solidity.

``I feel the team is making progress but when you play this kind of opponent you do not make mistakes, because you will pay for them.''

Hantz did not want to dwell on Wednesday's setback, telling a press conference today: ``We are disappointed but we do not have time to feel sorry for ourselves and I feel the players will react.''

Bastia are 14th in the table with 17 points, three points and four places above the drop zone - but three points behind their opponents.

Rantz believes his side, who have the worst defensive record in the league, are fortunate to be where they are.

He added: ``We are lucky to have 17 points. We are always causing problems for opponents offensively but we must erase these individual errors.''

Lille meanwhile, are eight points off the summit after losing their last two Ligue 1 outings.

Boss Rudi Garcia, who is still without ankle injury victim Ryan Mendes, said: ``This won't be the same game as Wednesday.

``The personnel will be different and the context is very different, no axe will fall at the end of the game - unlike the League Cup.''

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