Ligue 1 - Pitroipa fit to face Troyes in last eight of French Cup

Rennes forward Jonathan Pitroipa has recovered from illness and will face Troyes at home in the last eight of the French Cup tonight.

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Ligue 1 - Pitroipa fit to face Troyes in last eight of French Cup
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2012 Ligue 1 Rennes Lille Pitroipa Debuchy

While the Burkina Faso winger is available, France midfielder Yann M'Vila (knee) and Colombian international striker Victor-Hugo Montano remain out injured.

"The club needs to achieve something to establish a strong dynamic," said manager Frédéric Antonetti.

"We saw this clearly with the enthusiasm shown after our win in Paris [a 2-1 win away to PSG, achieved with just nine men].

"The club is not happy with its status right now; it hurts to have finished between fourth and eighth for the last ten to 15 years. The fans want that little bit extra, some added spice, and the cup is a chance to give them exactly that. We'll do our best get the result and give the fans a reason to be happy and enthusiastic."

Rennes are aiming to join Saint-Etienne, Montpellier and Lille in the last four.

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