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    St Etienne


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  • Lucas Digne 31' PEN
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  • Ronny 52'

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Lille v Lorient: Preview

Lille are aiming to maintain their impressive run of form in Ligue 1 when they host Lorient tomorrow night.

Rudi Garcia's team have climbed to fifth in the table, just one point behind St Etienne, having lost only one of their last eight league games since league leaders Paris St Germain beat them 1-0 on January 27.

With another home game looming next weekend against Marseille, Garcia knows how important it will be to keep the momentum going with a positive result tomorrow.

``We are making good moves in the league table,'' Garcia told the club's official website.

``We are going to enjoy our forthcoming games against Lorient and Marseille, and we have the advantage of being at home. Our aim is to be part of the final sprint.''

Midfielder Rio Mavuba, meanwhile, is stepping up his recovery from a knee injury suffered in January.

The club captain said: ``I've been taking care of myself. I've not missed a LOSC game, though, whether at the stadium or watching it on the TV.

``It is possible we'll have a really interesting end to the season. Our ambition is to compete for Europe, but first we have to catch St Etienne.''

Lorient, three places and five points below 2011 league and cup winners Lille, drew their last game 1-1 with Bordeaux following a 4-0 victory over Brest.

``We know that the match against Lille will be complicated,'' Lorient midfielder Maxime Barthelme told the club's official website.

``They are a tough team to play against who have good players. They have good momentum but I think we have the players to give them trouble.

``Our goal is to finish as high as possible in the table, and why can't we reach Europe?''

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