St Etienne captain Loic Perrin has warned his team-mates against complacency as they bid to remain in Europa League contention with victory over Reims on Saturday.
Christophe Galtier's side hit back from an agonising stoppage-time derby defeat to Lyon by winning in Nice last weekend and will now fancy their chances against a side sitting three points below them.
But Perrin said: ``We must do better against Reims. They are not one of the favourites but they have many qualities. They have bothered some of the biggest teams in the league, and will be hard to play.
Paul Baysse, Jean-Pascal Mignot and Idriss Saadi are all ruled out of the game due to injury but there is better news on striker Romain Hamouma, who will start after shrugging off a training-ground knock.
Reims' recent improvement came to an end last week when Paris St Germain snapped the three- match unbeaten run of Hubert Fournier's men in Ligue 1 with a 3-0 triumph at Stade Auguste-Delaune.
And Fournier is well aware of the difficulties facing his side as they bid to get back on track against Galtier's side.
Fournier said: ``We know that going to St Etienne will be difficult. We are facing a team who are strong at home and it will be tough conditions because of the recent bad weather.
``There will be a big crowd and this match will require a lot of commitment. We were quite solid there last season but our games against them were quite balanced so we will look to improve.''