Good news for Arne Slot and Ronald Koeman as Justin Bijlow returns to Feyenoord training following injury

Feyenoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow has returned to full training following a calf injury sustained in February. The 26-year-old shot-stopper was forced off the field with a calf injury two months ago during Feyenoord’s clash with AZ Alkmaar. He’s missed the last eleven games, but finally he’s nearing a return.

On Tuesday, Feyenoord posted pictures on social media of Justin Bijlow back in training, two days before the current Eredivisie holders take on bottom side FC Volendam. Back-up goalkeeper Timon Wellenreuther has occupied the number one spot during Bijlow’s period of absence, and the German keeper has kept six clean sheets over the last 11 games. Arne Slot could call on Bijlow as early as this Thursday, but he may be looking to keep his number one fit for this Sunday’s De Klassieker at De Kuip.

Justin Bijlow’s return is also great new for Netherlands national team boss Ronald Koeman, who will end up having a selection of keepers to call upon ahead of this summers Euro’s. Bijlow will have to compete with the likes of Brighton’s Bart Verbruggen and Brentford’s Mark Flekken.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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