Belgian midfielder Julien De Sart has returned to the Gent side for their upcoming Europa Conference League tie with Swedish side Djurgårdens. De Sart has been sidelined with a thigh injury for the entire 2022/2023 season, having not featured for Gent since the play off game against Genk on the 15th of May 2022.
De Sart played 52 matches for the Buffaloes last season, including the cup final victory against Anderlecht. He scored eight goals and provided four assists in all competitions after joining from Kortrijk in the summer of 2021/2022.
Hein Van Heizenbrook’s side currently sit top of Group F in the Europa Conference League with four points following a win over Shamrock Rovers and a draw with Molde. Djurgårdens are also on four points, having beaten Molde and drawn with Shamrock Rovers. Last season Gent reached the last 16 of the Conference League, where they were knocked out by Greek side PAOK.