PREVIEW: CERCLE BRUGGE - ANDERLECHT
After their 5-1 thrashing by Standard Liege before the international break, Anderlecht will be hoping to add to their wins column when they travel to Brugge on Sunday to face the city's "second team" in Cercle Brugge.
Midfielder Sacha Kljestan has been lost in the purple and white wilderness, having not seen first team action since the 3-0 win over Lokeren where he scored the game winner back on August 21st. Jonathan Legear picked up an injury in the Belgium game against Austria in Euro 2012 action, and is expected to miss this weekend's clash for Les Mauves. Polish international Marcin Wasilewski, who has been a long term absence played in a reserve game earlier this week and could find his name on the team sheet. The defender had his leg horrorifically broken by Liege's Axel Witsel last season.
Cercle have a few injury woes with long term absences in front man Honour Gombami, and midfielders Tony Sergeant and Frederik Boi who are still working their way back to fitness. Defender Anthony Portier is doubtful with a hamstring injury but will face a late fitness test.
A point from the Belgian champions would be seen as a big accomplishment for the Green and Black, while anything short of all three would be a big setback for Anderlecht.