After their 1-0 defeat to Sint-Truiden at the weekend, KV Kortrijk have now won just one of their past five games in the league. After Bernd Storck took over during the World Cup break, the side went on a three game winning streak. They beat OH Leuven in the cup, before a 1-0 win over league leaders Genk. They then travelled to OH Leuven again, this time in the league, and again came away with a victory. However, since then the side have appeared to relapse into their pre-Word Cup form.
Mechelen dumped Kortrijk out of the cup thanks to a late Sandy Walsh goal, while Gent then beat them 2-1. They managed a 3-2 victory in the six pointer against Seraing, but have since lost to fellow strugglers Mechelen and drawn with now bottom side KV Oostende at home 2-2.
Coming up, the side have a game against a Standard Liege side who are in striking distance of Club Brugge in fourth place, before a game against Anderlecht, who are slowly starting to turn the corner. These all lead into the derby against Zulte Waregem at the end of February. Zulte Waregem got the better of the reverse fixture, but now the stakes are even higher as both sides are fighting for their Pro League lives.
Storck will hope that they side are not going into the derby without having picked up at least one more win from the next two games. Otherwise, it looks like the brief resurgence could have been just a honeymoon period that didn’t last long enough.