Nantes boss confirms Moses Simon’s return from injury ahead of Marseille clash

Nantes coach Christian Gourcuff has revealed that Moses Simon has returned from a strained thigh muscle before his Ligue 1 match against Marseille on Saturday.

Nantes coach Christian Gourcuff has revealed that Moses Simon has returned from a strained thigh muscle before his Ligue 1 match against Marseille on Saturday.

The Nigerian international suffered from injury in his loss to French champion Paris Saint-Germain in October.

The winger subsequently missed Nantes’ last three games, including the draw against Lens the last time at Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

The 25-year-old was also unavailable for the Super Eagles’ 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sierra Leone.

Ahead of his clash against Andre Villas-Boas’s men, Gourcuff has confirmed that Simon will be available for selection for the match and also provided an update on Mali international Charles Traore.

“The good news, which was expected, is the return of Moses Simon, who will travel to Marseille,” Gourcuff said at a pre-match press conference.

“There are no additional issues to report. Charles [Traore] not available yet. We will have to see his physical condition in a few days.

“Regarding Anthony [Limbombe] and Roli [Pereira de Sa]We shouldn’t plan before the end of the year. “

Simon has been a key member of the Canaries since he partnered with the French club in 2019, initially on loan before the deal became permanent.

The forward has appeared in more than 32 appearances for the club in all competitions and this season he has made eight appearances, scoring one goal and providing an assist.

Nantes is 14th in the Ligue 1 table after accumulating 13 points from 11 games and Simon hopes to help the Canaries get back on the winning track against Marseille after their back-to-back draws against Metz and Lens.

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