Dejan Iliev has kept a couple of clean sheets for SKF Sered in consecutive matches, his best spell with the club since joining on loan.

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Dejan Iliev with SKF Sered (Photo via

Arsenal goalkeeper Iliev didn’t get off to the easiest of starts with Sered after debuting for the Slovakian loan club in July. In his first eight matches, he didn’t keep any clean sheets and conceded 16 goals.

Things have started to pick up since his first clean sheet against Zlate Moravce on September 21st though. The goalkeeper hasn’t conceded more than once in any game since then, and Sered have only lost once in six league matches as a result.

Iliev is certainly on his best run of form now. He made five saves in a 2-1 win over Trnava, including one from the penalty spot, then kept clean sheets in a 1-0 win over FK Senica and a 0-0 draw with Streda, making seven saves and five saves in the two matches.

That high save count in every game suggests the defence haven’t got much better at protecting the Arsenal loanee, but he’s starting to find his feet (or hands) to keep the goals out on a more regular basis anyway.

Sered are back up to sixth place in the table, their highest position since August, and Iliev has played a good part in that. Now he just needs to stay consistent.