Malcom losing fitness race

Le Championnat

Bordeaux have been hit by the news influential striker Malcom is a doubt ahead of Friday's Ligue 1 home clash against Strasbourg.

The 20-year-old Brazilian, who has top scored with seven goals for Les Girondins so far this term, has picked up an ankle injury and has been battling to recover in time for the showdown.

However, boss Jocelyn Gourvennec has admitted that Malcom is unlikely to figure as his side aims to return to the form which saw them remain undefeated in the opening seven matches of the campaign.

He said: “Malcom has twisted his ankle and he’s a real doubt for Friday. We’ll see how it develops, but it’s not looking good.”