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Posted on 1 November 2006  - 12:00

Martin Jol believes Club Brugge are a side full of attacking intent.

Martin Jol believes Club Brugge are a side full of attacking intent.

The team who currently sit third in the Belgian league standings have been involved in several high scoring games so far this season and warmed up for their visit to the Lane with a 5-1 victory over Moeskroen on Friday.

"They score lots of goals, although it is not the strongest league in the world," pointed out Martin. "They have ambitions of being champions, there are a few other top teams like Anderlecht and Genk, but Brugge have very good players.

"About 90 per cent of Brugge players are internationals, most people know Birger Maertens, Philipe Clement and, although he didn't get goals at Aston Villa, Bosko Balaban is their most creative player. He pops up on the right, takes free-kicks, corner kicks and scores goals.

"Up front they have two African players and they will pick one of them - Manasseh Ishiaku is very quick and strong. On the left they have Koen Daerden, who is quick and a dribbler with the ball.

"They have quality in the side, they won 5-1 on Friday and are a dangerous team."

Martin added that he suspects Brugge will not arrive at the Lane with caution as their first priority.

"They seem confident, if you look at their website and read the media. They speak Dutch as well and I can tell they are upbeat and have ambitions. They've got the little fella who played for us, Jonathan Blondel, doing well in midfield, Ivan Leko and Sven Vermant - who played for Schalke in Germany. They have a lot of good players."