Maciej Rybus will be out of action for the next couple of months after undergoing ankle surgery this week.
Jonathan Legear's return from a knee injury remains close, however it would be more likely to see him start on the bench next week.
7 wins in 8 games in all competitions shows that Zenit are building up a head of steam after a slow start to the season. Injuries continue to disrupt the squad, however wise spending toward the end of the transfer window have greatly bolstered the group.
Terek Grozny show few signs of stopping the rot that the team have been in for much of the season. Sitting second from bottom is a woeful statistic for a team who had far greater aspirations. Their woeful goalscoring record shows few signs of letting up.
Zenit have the far superior players and form heading into this game and will no doubt do what is expected of them. It could well be a long afternoon for Terek who have scored once in their past 5 games.
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