French international goalkeeper Steve Mandanda will finally be able to play with Rennes, which hosts Lyon on Sunday for the 12th day of Ligue 1, coach Bruno Genesio announced on Saturday. “It’s all hands on deck, including Steve (Mandanda) and Bertug (Yildirim),” the Turkish international striker, he explained at a press conference. “Both are training just now and should be able to apply,” he added.
Mandanda and Yildirim had to withdraw on Thursday from the Europa League match won by the Bretons against Panathinaikos (3-1), the first being hit in one knee and the other in the pubis. Rennes will, however, have to review its defense, its full-back Lorenz Assignon and its central defender Warmed Omari being suspended for receiving the red lantern in L1.