Toulouse goalkeeper Ali Ahamada has been assured he has the full confidence of head coach Alain Casanova and will start against Evian on Saturday.
The 22-year-old was directly at fault for three goals and arguably partly responsible for another as Toulouse crashed 5-0 at home against Rennes last weekend.
He subsequently sat out the Coupe de la Ligue game against Creteil but Casanova will restore Ahamada to his line-up as Ligue 1 action resumes.
``Ali is a starter,'' Casanova said. ``I shouldn't punish him because he gave one bad performance.''
Casanova dropped Ahamada last season during a difficult period for the goalkeeper, but barring any repeat of his aberrations in the Rennes game he looks set to retain the long-term faith of the coach.
``Ali has learned from all that happened last year and he has our confidence. He has a great future ahead of him,'' Casanova said.
``When I see his dedication and his professionalism every day, I tell myself that he's going to make it.''
Toulouse had won two successive matches before their self-inflicted home mauling, and picked themselves up to beat Creteil 3-1.
They face an Evian side who have struggled for consistency this season.
Pascal Dupraz's men are on a run of two consecutive wins, beating Valenciennes in the league last week and then Guingamp in the Coupe de la Ligue, coming from behind at half-time to take a 2-1 victory.
Dupraz is not counting on any gifts from Ahamada as he primes his players.
``Whatever people say, Ahamada is an under-21 international and one of the very best goalkeepers in the French league,'' the Evian head coach said.
``It happens that he made a few errors in a match. But we're not counting on that to win, instead we're counting on our quality, our strengths and our spirit.
``It's the most important match of our start to the season, since it will allow us to get to 15 points after 12 matches, which is a third of the points needed to hope for survival.''