Laslandes to go under knife

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Lilian Laslandes will miss Bordeaux's key game with Sochaux on Sunday due to upcoming surgery.

The former Sunderland striker has been suffering from meniscus pain for several weeks and the decision has been taken to send the star under the knife on Tuesday.

Laslandes joins former Liverpool forward Vladimir Smicer on the injury list as the Czech star is slowly recovering from a muscular injury, and both will miss what is a crucial game for Bordeaux's UEFA Champions League hopes.

Sochaux are currently in 16th and a win over the strugglers could send Bordeaux six points clear of third placed Lille.

Better news for Les Girondins is that French international Franck Jurietti is expected to be back to his best and could be part of the starting XI.