Players Abroad: Mothiba faces big guns

Players Abroad

Jacobs missed just his third league game of the season as an unused substitute, as Scottish top-flight club Livingston suffered a 2-0 away defeat to Kilmarnock, who temporarily jumped to the top of the table. Livingston have now lost three of their last five games, and sit seventh on the table after 15 encounters.

Mokotjo returned to the match day squad for the first time in a month after his long injury lay-off, yet did not make it off the bench on Monday evening as Brentford netted in stoppage time to salvage a point in a 1-1 draw with West Brom, leaving them 17th in the standings after 20 matches.

Mothiba’s Strasbourg faced a stern test at home to runaway Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain, with the in-form South African starting the encounter from the bench, before being introduced with eight minutes to go for his 13th appearance of the season as his side earned a creditable 1-1 draw, with PSG dropping points for just the second time this campaign. The result leaves Strasbourg ninth on the log after 16 games.

Phiri was an unused substitute for the sixth time this season, watching on as his French club Guingamp suffered a 10th defeat of the season, losing 2-1 to Dijon which leaves them rock-bottom of the French top-flight standings, five points adrift from second-from-bottom Amiens after 16 games.