Bordeaux manager Francis Gillot has told his team Saturday's win over Evian will be meaningless unless they follow it up by beating Lorient on Tuesday.
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The weekend's 2-1 success lifted Bordeaux up to eighth place in Ligue 1 and another three points would get them back in the race for Europe.
"We do not have time to enjoy the victory over Evian," Gillot said on the club website.
"We must back it up it Tuesday. If we really want to get back in the race we must not only win against Lorient, but also against Sochaux on Saturday.
"If we do not succeed, it will be difficult. Rivals will take points and there are fewer games."
Lorient have lost their last two games and are without a win in four, but Gillot warned his side their front two of Vincent Aboubakar and Jeremie Aliadiere need to be watched.
"They have two boys who can score goals with Aboubakar and Aliadiere. They are very dangerous," he added.
Victory on Tuesday would move Bordeaux five points behind fourth-placed St Etienne. Lorient are heading in the opposite direction, having dropped to 12th place on the back of just one win since Christmas, although a victory for them would move them to within two points of their opponents.
The hosts have a few fresh injury concerns, with Henri Saivet and Lamine Sane out and Gregory Sertic a doubt. They are still missing key striker Jussie through injury.