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Lyon v Bordeaux: Preview

Lyon coach Remi Garde is keeping his tactical cards close to his chest as Les Gones prepare for the visit of Bordeaux on Sunday.

Both clubs have endured miserable starts to the Ligue 1 season, with Lyon lying 14th - just one place and one point better off than this weekend's opponents.

It has been a painful international break for Les Gones, who have had two weeks to digest the 5-1 mauling they received at the hands of Montpellier last time out.

Garde is determined to see his players put that result behind him with a good performance against Bordeaux, but he is unwilling to disclose any tricks he may have up his sleeve.

``Fifteen days will have gone by since that defeat to Montpellier and I have been pushing for solutions,'' he told a press conference.

``Training is one thing but it must then be translated into the match. OL are not where they should be in the table.

``How will we play against Bordeaux? I don't want to go into details. The only thing I will say is that the result for OL is not important before the match, it is important at the end of it.''

Absentees continue to cause a headache for Garde, who has both Henri Bedimo and Maxime Gonalons suspended on Sunday.

Miguel Lopes and Yoann Gourcuff will undergo late fitness tests, but Remy Vercoutre is not ready to return while Rachid Ghezzal has undergone back surgery and will be sidelined for the next three months.

Bordeaux have three players suspended in Carlos Henrique, Nicolas Maurice-Belay and Maxime Poundje, with Gregory Sertic (foot) also sidelined.

Having beaten Sochaux 4-1 last time out, Girondins forward Henri Saivet is hoping that result will finally kickstart their season.

``We must continue to work in earnest,'' the Senegal international told the club's official website. ``We want to continue that momentum.

``It's true there were some good things against Sochaux and we should not throw that away.

``The road is still long, Paris was not built in a day. We must rediscover that defensive solidity that we lack at the moment and continue to score a lot of goals.''


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