Little by little, the Girondins infirmary is emptying. “I’m happy, for once, to have some positive problems”, recognized their coach Vladimir Petkovic, this Friday press conference Sunday, when thinking about the team composition he will align (3 pm) in Lorient. Only three players remain unavailable to date.
Absent for a long time, Paul Baysse is still in the recovery phase after his cruciate ligament rupture in his left knee in May. He is currently doing coursework and support work. Issouf Sissokho also resumed the race after cracking his left tibia in September. Finally Ui-jo Hwang continues to follow care after scoring against Nantes (1-1), last Sunday, then having an external sprain in his right ankle.
Petkovic “still hopes” to be able to count on Hwang
Despite everything, the South Korean striker’s withdrawal from the Moustoir stadium has not yet been ratified. “I still hope to be able to have it on Sunday. But if he is not available, we will work to have him with us as soon as possible. It’s more realistic ”, explained the Bordeaux coach.
On the other hand, Edson Mexer should make his comeback against the Merlus. Package against the Canaries due to a contusion to a knee and still spared during the week, the defender is again available. He will not be the only defender to find the field since Stian Gregersen has served his suspension and is also applying for a place in the Gironde group.