Kortrijk have received a boost in their bid to remain in the Belgian Pro League with 22 year-old Algerian attacking midfielder Abdelkahar Kadri returning to the side. Kadri has been out of action since the end of last season. Kadri played 25 games last season, scoring twice and providing six assists.
Kadri was one of Kortrijk’s most creative players last season, and his absence has been felt this season. The club, who are currently sitting second bottom in the Pro League, have only managed 14 goals in 17 matches, the lowest of the 18 teams. New head coach Bern Storck will be hoping that Kadri can be the creative spark that helps drag the side to safety.
Storck is the third head coach Kortrijk have had this season, with Karim Bellochine and Adnan Custovic being relieved of their duties after failing to deliver enough points. The former Cercle Brugge and Genk manager was in charge at Eupen to start the season, before he was removed after not winning enough points. Eupen are in 15th place, four points ahead of Kortrijk.
Storck’s first game in charge will be against OH Leuven in the cup on the 20th of December.