Georges Mandjeck has rejoined Metz on loan till the end of the season from Czech Republic outfit Sparta Praha.
The midfielder was instrumental to the Stade Saint-Symphorien outfit's relegation survival last season after scoring one of the two goals against Lille to keep the club in the French top-flight.
The 29-year-old is looking forward to a similar feat once again with Frederic Hantz’s men at the base of the Ligue 1 log with 11 points from 19 games.
"I was ready and did not hesitate to sign once I got the opportunity to come back to help the club," Mandjeck told BBC Sport.
"Metz is a family club and deserves to stay in the top division; this is why I chose to return on loan."
Metz will continue their survival battle when they make a trip to Stade Gaston-Gerard on Saturday night.