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Montanier: Nancy's record counts for nothing

Philippe Montanier, the Valenciennes coach, is paying little attention to Nancy's home record ahead of today's clash at the Stade Marcel-Picot.

Philippe Montanier, the Valenciennes coach, is paying little attention to Nancy's home record ahead of today's clash at the Stade Marcel-Picot.

The hosts have won just once on their own patch this season in six attempts, a run which has contributed to them being just one place above rock bottom Arles in Ligue 1.

But Montanier, whose side are just one point and four spots better off, is not underestimating Pablo Correa's side. "The statistics say it but I'm wary of statistics," he said. "They said we were in trouble at home before the game against Caen and we won.

"We will have to expect a difficult start. Nancy are very good early in the game so we will have to respond to this.

"Between 10th and 19th, for example, I don't think there is any difference. I don't dwell too much on the positions," he said.