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Attitude or count (or suitpreference)?

Hello!   In an important match some years ago against a worldclass team this defensive dilemma occured.

West
1087532
J6
AQ4
64
North
QJ6
1075
KJ1083
92
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
3
4
P
4
P
4
P
P
P

 

 Why North responded 1 is unknown, but he recovered by making a controlbid of 4 (4 was a strong spade rasise) and passed the 4 controlbid. EW played Upside down attitude and count. West figured out that North vulnerable would not psyche a 2card (or less) suit led a middle spade. South who had promised a strong 4S raise with his 4C quebid saying nothing about controls asked for the queen, and east as expected (or at least hoped for) ruffed the lead.  Then East continued with the Club King (promise the ace), south following with the 5.  How should West play his two low clubs? Is this an attitude or count situation? 

The 4 showing count (count)
The 6 trying to deny the club queen to avoid an underlead (attitude)
The 4 to encourage a third club from East for a ruff/overruff (attitude)
The 6 to encourage a shift to diamonds (attitude)
Both the 4 and 6 are (suitpreference).

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