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Alex Dupont is delighted that his Brest side are topping Le Championnat after 11 weeks of action.

Stade Brestois moved to the summit of Ligue 1 at the weekend thanks to their 2-0 victory over Saint-Etienne, and head coach Alex Dupont has intimated that it is a position he has no intention of relinquishing easily.

Just as Montpellier introduced themselves to the top flight with a bang last season, SB29 are doing likewise this term and look down on every side in France presently. For the Breton club who were playing in the fourth division little more than a decade ago it is a remarkable achievement, even relatively early in the season.

“This is a rare moment,” said Dupont, according to the LFP’s official website. “You don't get to compete for top spot or play in finals every year. We're going to enjoy it, and now that we're there, we want to try and stay there for as long as possible. To do that, we're going to have to put in even more effort.”

Much of Brest success has been built from their rock solid defensive unit, which has now gone eight games without conceding, allowing goalkeeper Steeve Elana to move to fifth in the all-time consecutive shut-out record in the French top flight.

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