Steven Caldwell is quietly confident that Brimingham City can progress to the next stage of the Europa league, and has admitted he would be devastated if they crashed out now.

The Blues face Club Brugge for the second time this season knowing that a win will guarantee them a place in the knock-out stages of the draw. The omens are looking good – they have already beaten them once, and Brugge sacked their manager on Saturday night after a torrid 5-4 defeat to Genk.

Caldwell can’t wait. “It’s a crucial game. I am certainly looking forward to it. It’s been fantastic playing in Europe and I think it has actually helped our league form a lot, the confidence we’ve got from the results, especially the last two away from home.

“Back here hopefully it’s going to be full at St Andrew’s, or very near to full.

“I think it’s important we do well in it to push on with the league form. Hopefully we can get the victory and that will set us up nicely.”