Zulte Waregem have received a boost in their chances of returning to the Pro League at the first time of asking when it was confirmed that Ruud Vormer and Jelle Vossen will remain at the club next season. The two veteran’s future was undecided following the clubs relegation to the second tier, but they announced that both would be staying with the club. Vormer has committed to two more years, after spending the second half of the 2022/2023 season on loan from Club Brugge.
The former Club Brugge captain had certainly given Zulte Waregem’s chances of avoiding the drop a boost when he signed in January, however an injury saw him side-lined and the teams form dipped as a result. With him back, they did almost escape on the last day of the season. Even at the age of 35, the former Sunderland midfielder has a lot to offer and should be one of the better players in the Challenger Pro League.
34-year-old Vossen also still proved that he can score at the highest level of Belgian football. Another former Club Brugge man, Vossen scored nine goals in 31 games last season, bringing his total tally for Zulte Waregem to 35 in 102 games.