Boost for KV Mechelen as Lucas Bijker makes long awaited return from injury

KV Mechelen have received a boost during the World Cup break as left-back Lucas Bijker returned to the side after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee back in April of 2022. As reported by HLN, the defender has been particpating fully in training during the trip to Spain, managing 45 minutes in a friendly.

Bijker said “I worked really hard for 5.5 months. It has paid off, I am fit. I’ve been able to train everything in the past three weeks”.

Mechelen are on their second head coach of the season, with former Burnley and Anderlecht midfielder Steven Defour taking over from Danny Buijs, who himself was only appointed in the summer. Under the new head coach the sides performances and results have certainly improved, and going into the second half of the season they sit in 13th place with 18 points from 16 games.

The club also recently announced that Schalke 04 loanee Dries Wouters is free to find a new club, as Mechelen look to make some changes during the January transfer window.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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