KV Oostende have announced that former Luton Town and and Barnsley midfielder Cameron McGeehan is back training with the first team. The former Northern-Ireland youth international, who joined the club in 2020, has had a season plagued by injuries. When he has been able to play he has made a clear impact in central areas, scoring twice and providing two assists in his 11 league appearances.
McGeehan is only under contract with the club until 2023, and it appears that injury concerns and the lack of clarity surrounding which league the club will be in means that there has been little news on a contract extension for the 27-year-old.
Oostende are desperately searching for a spark that will turn their season around. The side are currently bottom of the table, level on points with RFC Seraing. They face third bottom Zulte Waregem at the weekend, a cliched relegation six pointer. Even a win against Zulte Waregem will not see Oostende climb to safety, with them being four points behind Kortrijk. Despite their struggles, the clubs hierarchy have committed to backing Dominik Thalhammer as head coach until the end of the season.
During the winter the club were active in the transfer window, bringing in central defender Mateo Barac, winger Kelvin Arase, striker Ivan Durdov, defender Matej Rodin and midfielder Pierre Dwomoh.