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Chelsea 17:30 Newcastle

Sochaux chief demotes duo

Maiga & Anin sent to reserves for disrespecting the club

Last Updated: 14/09/11 5:53pm

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Maiga: Attempted to force a move to Newcastle in the summer

Maiga: Attempted to force a move to Newcastle in the summer

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Sochaux chairman Alexandre Lacombe admits the club's situation with contract rebels Modibo Maiga and Kevin Anin has become "unmanageable."

Maiga tried to force a move to Newcastle in the closing stages of the summer transfer window and, as a result, has been ordered to play with the reserves by Lacombe.

Anin, meanwhile, has been probing for new terms on his current contract and has joined Maiga in the reserve set-up, with Lacombe reminding the players who is in charge.

"We are working with the ones who want to work," Lacombe told L'Equipe. "I told them what I had to say - that is enough - it has become unimaginable.

"Now it is just up to them to let me know when they will be ready to be serious and reliable."

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First team coach Mecha Bazdarevic echoed his chairman's stance, saying the pair must learn to 'respect the club' before they can be reinstated to the first team squad.

He said: "It has lasted two months now. We have been docile and tolerant enough. They must not do that, they have to respect the club; the group; the job.

"They have been put apart until it will be sorted out. It could last two or three days, we will see."

Maigi, though, insists his first-team exile does no favours to any party, claiming Lacombe is merely seeking revenge for the 23-year-olds's attempt to leave the club.

"I am not thinking about the summer anymore, I just want to play," he told L'Equipe.

"The chairman is the boss, but it is useless to keep me and treat me that way. I will go with the reserves and give my best, but I can't understand. Maybe he wants revenge."

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