PSG to rest key men at City
Paris St Germain are planning to turn to their fringe players when they tackle Man City in the Uefa Cup.
Last Updated: 02/12/08 5:01pm
Paris St Germain are planning to turn to their fringe players when they tackle Manchester City in the Uefa Cup.
Coach Paul Le Guen has already admitted that the Ligue 1 campaign is his top priority for the season and has previously fielded weakened teams in domestic cup action and in Europe.
The French club are currently bottom of Uefa Cup Group A with just one point from their opening two games, while City lead the way with a maximum return from their two matches.
Despite the fact another defeat would leave them facing European elimination, Le Guen is expected to make a host of changes, with midfield duo Stephane Sessegnon and Clement Chantome absent through injury.
The PSG boss said: "Our programme coming up is very hard and very exacting.
"It is a very difficult period but we are getting through it quite well. We are holding our own. For Wednesday, I am going to see.
"You have to tend to the little details but we should certainly be making a turnover of players."
The likes of Peguy Luyindula, Mateja Kezman, Fabrice Pancrate and Gregory Bourillon could start, while Claude Makelele and Ludovic Giuly should be rested.
Sessegnon did not travel with the 18-man party after suffering a hamstring injury in the 1-0 defeat by Rennes on Saturday and has admitted his frustration at not being able to tackle the Premier League club.
He told skysports.com: "I am disappointed to miss this game as it was very important to me.
"To play in one of the biggest stadiums in the UK and against Robinho and co would show how far I have come."
The Benin international, who claims he has been scouted by clubs from the Premier League, was coy when questioned over a possible move to England.
He added: "I have been watched by clubs but I have nothing to say. Although the Premier League is one of the best, if not the best, leagues."