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Lorient coach Gourcuff aiming high

December 17, 2012
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Lorient coach Christian Gourcuff says his side can hope for more than staving off relegation.

Les Merlus were in the Ligue 1 top four after going unbeaten in their first eight games - but a 6-1 thrashing at Valenciennes led to a run of four points from five games and sent them tumbling down the table.

Since then, four wins in a row, the latest a 2-0 triumph at Saint-Etienne on Sunday, has changed the picture.

"I'm now going to stop talking about us battling to stay ...

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