BRANDON WIGGINS - Friday, January 24, 2014
Alejandro Bedoya and FC Nantes have a key Ligue 1 match this weekend when they host Stade de Reims.
Bedoya and Nantes will be looking to bounce back after a brutal 5-0 loss to league leaders Paris Saint-Germain last weekend. Bedoya was not initially in the starting lineup but was substituted on in the first half due to injury.
This match will be critical because Nantes and Reims both have 32 points in the Ligue 1 table, and both are in the thick of battle for fourth place and the final European cup spot next season.
Unfortunately for Nantes, the status of Jordan Veretout, one of the club's key players so far this season, remains in doubt due to the injury he suffered last week against PSG.
Nantes has already played Reims to a draw at Reims earlier in the season in what was one of Bedoya's first appearances for his new club.
A home match is a good opportunity for Nantes to put some distance between themselves in Reims in the Ligue 1 table.
Reims, for their part, is coming off of a 2-0 home loss to Olympique Lyonnais.
Bedoya must be careful in this match as he has been a yellow card.