Sochaux coach Eric Hely will look to steer his side away from the Ligue 1 relegation zone with a win at home to Ajaccio but will have to do without a number of injured players.
Hely, who has seen his side win only one of their last four home games, will be looking for a win as his side lie 17th in the table and are one place and two points above the relegation zone.
Mali midfielder Kalilou Traore has not played since the 2-1 defeat to Nancy on March 2 because of a knee injury and Hely is resigning himself to being without the player for the rest of the campaign.
Hely told the club website: ``We'll know more in a few days, but we do not expect to call on him again this season.''
Senegalese midfielder Joseph Lopy will miss the Ajaccio game with an ankle injury but may return before the end of the season which is sooner than expected.
Hely added: ``We will have news next week, but he could return sooner than expected.''
Hely has named a 17-man squad which includes returning Bosnian midfielder Sanjin Prcic but absent are Jerome Roussillon, Edouard Butin, Frederick Duplus, Pierrick Cros and Thierry Dubai.
Ajaccio coach Albert Emon takes his relegation-threatened side to Sochaux in search of a much needed away win.
Ajaccio have suffered three draws and a defeat in their last four away matches to lie 14th in the table on 33 points, four points above the relegation zone.
Emon will have midfielder Benjamin Andre back in the squad following suspension.