Digne to get his chance in Bordeaux?

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Ex-Lille prodigy Lucas Digne could make his first appearance for PSG in Friday's trip to Bordeaux as international fixtures and the beginning of the Champions League group stage lead coach Laurent Blanc to rotate his squad.

With five matches to play between September 13 and 28, ambitious Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are heading into their first heavily charged stretch of the 2013-14 campaign, a period that will likely see coach Laurent Blanc hand first tests to his star-studded bench in an effort to stay afloat in all competitions.

The Champions League group stage begins next Tuesday as PSG travel to Greece to take on Olympiacos FC, and with the club's lofty European ambitions making a strong start imperative, Blanc is set to call on a number of squad players for this Friday's Ligue 1 clash in Bordeaux.

Ready and willing

"I've had a few chats with the coach, and he told me that I will have my chance," said U-20 World Champion Digne, who has yet to figure for the capital club since his summer move from Lille, but could come out of the wings to replace a Maxwell who has been on international duty with Brazil. "It's up to me to show my qualities when I'm given that chance."

The gifted left-back isn’t the only one who could start seeing some game time as the run of matches - Bordeaux, Olympiacos, Monaco, Valenciennes and Toulouse - kicks in on the back of the international break.

Fit-again Jérémy Ménez is in line for a first start since back surgery, likely as cover for Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi or Brazil's Lucas, and teenager Adrien Rabiot could step in for Italy's Thiago Motta or Marco Verratti in defensive midfield.     


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