SLUC Nancy – ADA Blois,
this Saturday (5 p.m.) in Gentilly
A shock in curfew mode
It’s a shock of co-leaders that makes your mouth water. Necessarily. But this poster between SLUC Nancy and Blois will have a very special scent due to the curfew implemented since Friday evening. Advance to 5 p.m., the meeting will be played with a maximum of 1000 spectators. The blow is hard to take for the Nancy club which hoped for 4,000 supporters.
But Nancy will have to try to disregard this health context which has become even heavier… “The circumstances are what they are” noted Nancy coach François Peronnet, “in any case, the season will only be made of adaptations. perpetual. We must not use these elements to find excuses for what is happening on the ground… ”
Figures that speak
To measure the magnitude of the challenge that awaits Nancy this Saturday, two figures are worth all the speeches. Winner of his first two matches of the season, ADA Blois is the club which has won the most Pro B matches since the 2017/2018 season (67) ahead of Rouen and… Nancy (60). French Pro B champion in 2018, first last March when the championships were stopped, the Loir-et-Cher club settled at the top of the division while it has never been in the Top 3 in terms of budget and payroll.
SLUC Nancy has never managed to find the key against the Blésois since it has lost its five confrontations. In short, Nancy is facing a double challenge: beating the best Pro B team of the last three seasons and a rival he has never dominated …
Blois is already ready
While the health crisis affected the preparation of many clubs, ADA Blois was spared and quickly found its footing by capitalizing on an unchanged workforce of 70%. With seven successes in a row in all competitions (three in the Leaders Cup, two in the Championship and one in the Cup…), the team coached by Mickaël Hay is on the rise. “I ” scouted ” them this week and I am impressed by the performance they already have” slips Benjamin Avon, assistant to François Peronnet, “we feel that there is room for improvement but they are already well in place ”.
Charles Nkaloulou still forfeit
It is the story of an absence that lasts. Injured knee in September, Charles Nkaloulou was initially to be removed from the prosecution for two to three weeks. But a month later, the strong Congolese winger is still not operational. If he follows a recovery protocol, the medical staff has not yet given him the green light. The former Aixois will therefore miss this shock against Blois. This will be the fifth game missing …