Lens continue their fight for Ligue 2 survival when they host Le Havre on Monday night.
Lens went into their league match with Metz two fixtures ago knowing a win would all but about secure second tier football next season but an abject performance led to a 2-0 defeat by their fellow strugglers.
They followed that result up with a 1-0 loss away to mid-table Châteauroux on Friday night, so will need to bounce back and win against Le Havre to avoid sliding closer to the relegation zone.
The hosts, who now sit just three points above the drop zone, welcome back influential midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, who was sorely missed against Chateauroux. Centre-half Franck Queudrue remains an injury doubt though.
Le Havre will be without the services of striker Yohann Riviere due to suspension, while top scorer Ryan Mendes is also out after getting sent-off last time out.
Paul Alo’o Efoulou and James Fanchone should replace the first choice duo.