Scott Parker was left frustrated for the second time in seven days as his Club Brugge side failed to capitalise on their dominance against Sint-Trudien. Despite having the majority of the ball, the defending champions could only score once, thanks to a Wolke Janssens own goal. Simon Mignolet’s mistake late in the second half allowed Gianni Bruno to get his 10th league goal of the season, and his third against Club Brugge this season in all competitions.
Speaking after the game, Parker said “We passed the ball around, but we couldn’t penetrate their box. This is not the way we should play. We made it too comfortable for the opponent and should not have allowed them to come back into the game”.
The gap to leaders Genk has now extended to 19 points and although points will be halved for the play-offs, the growing gap means the chances of Club grabbing their 4th title in a row are disappearing fast. Of greater concern for Scott Parker’s side is the gap to 5th place Gent, which remains at one point following the Buffaloes 0-0 draw with Charleroi.
The defending champions have been linked with a move for Timothy Weah of Lille, despite Parker’s insistence that he is happy to work with the current squad. The longer the winless run continues, however, that decision is likely to be taken out of the Englishman’s hands.