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Islam Slimani: Monaco striker out of Reims clash

7:50 AM EDT 9/21/19
Islam Slimani - Monaco 2019-20
The 31-year-old Algeria international will not be involved when the Red and Whites take on David Guion’s men at Stade Auguste-Delaune

Islam Slimani has been ruled out of Monaco's clash against Stade de Reims in Saturday’s Ligue 1 game due to a calf strain.

The 31-year-old Algeria striker has scored three goals in three league games since his summer loan move from Premier League side Leicester City.   

Leonardo Jardim’s men will also miss the services of Slimani’s strike partner Wissam Ben Yedder due to a hip injury.

The attacking duo will be replaced by Jean-Kevin Augustin and Senegal international Keita Balde for the encounter with David Guion’s men.

Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru, who also teamed up with the Stade Louis II outfit in the summer from Everton, is in the squad for the game.

Monaco will hope to clinch their first win of the season against Reims, after two draws and three defeats this term, including last weekend’s 4-3 loss to Marseille in front of their home fans.

The unimpressive performances have seen them drop to the bottom three on the table.