Former Boro player steers Bruges to first away win

Jelle Vossen, the striker who spent one season at Middlesbrough and just a couple of weeks at Burnley in order to make a surprise switch to Club Brugge next, has helped his new team to a narrow win. The Limburg forward scored the only goal of the season at modest Sporting Lokeren on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Jelle Vossen handed Club Brugge 3 precious points with an early goal.

Jelle Vossen was a surprise transfer late August. He had only just signed for Premiership club Burnley when he decided to return to Belgium after all, to FC Bruges. He needed a couple of matches to find his place, but is now proving his worth for blue&black (the colours of Club Brugge, although they played in bright red at Lokeren, red).

Vossen gave Bruges an early lead on 8 minutes. Lokeren, a team looking for their best form, had no answer until halfway the second half when they put up the pressure. The former Charlton coach Bob Peeters, now at the helm of Lokeren, saw his team pushing Brugge back, but Lokeren failed to score one, leaving the score at 0-1. It's the first away win for Bruges this season.

Club Brugge take on Denmark's Midtjylland in the Europa League on Thursday, after suffering a heavy defeat at Napoli 10 days ago.