As previously reported
, Nacer sustained ankle ligament damage during Saturday’s game against Liverpool and is now sidelined, as is midfielder Tom Carroll. He has an ankle problem which also kept him out of the goalless draw with the Reds.
Ryan Mason has travelled with the squad to Anderlecht, but Mauricio was reluctant to confirm whether or not he will feature on Thursday night as he continues his comeback from a knee injury.
“Ryan has travelled with the team but we need to assess if he is available to be on the bench or if he is out,” said Mauricio on Wednesday. “We will decide tomorrow.”
Eric Dier is available for selection after serving a one-match ban in the Premier League last weekend for picking up five cautions, but Nabil Bentaleb (ankle), Alex Pritchard (ankle) and Heung-Min Son (foot) remain out.