Will first point in seven games save former Newcastle United and Lyon defender from being sacked by John Textor?

RWDM picked up their first point in seven games at the weekend when they drew 2-2 with fellow strugglers Standard Liege. The Brussels based side, led by former Newcastle United and Lyon defender Cláudio Caçapa, have now found themselves third bottom in the Belgian Pro League. This recent bad run of form has seen them overtaken by sides such as OH Leuven and Westerlo, both of whom spent most of the first half of the Belgian Pro League season in the bottom four.

If the season were to finish now, RWDM would be playing the relegation play-off against a side in the Challenger Pro League, not a situation they thought they would find themselves in this season. Pressure is beginning to mount on Caçapa, the players and the side owned by John Textor. Fans were far from happy after a 1-0 defeat to second tier Oostende, with the follow up defeat to Eupen having to be split over two days after fans forced the game to be suspended after 84 minutes.

Next up for RWDM is a home game against defending champions Antwerp before a trip to Genk. During the final four games of the season they do face both OH Leuven and Kortrijk, games they will certainly have to win to avoid finishing in the bottom four and competing in the relegation play-offs.

Textor is also fighting against relegation with French giants Lyon, where he spent big in the January transfer window. RWDM also saw plenty of incoming signings, but nearly all were on loan and the majority were from Textor’s other side Botafogo.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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