Dejan Iliev is back in full training with Jagiellonia after injury, extending his loan spell with the club until the end of the season.

Dejan Iliev playing for Jagiellonia (Photo by Michal Stanczyk via Iliev's Instagram)
Dejan Iliev playing for Jagiellonia (Photo by Michal Stanczyk via Iliev’s Instagram)

Posting on Instagram, Dejan Iliev confirmed he’s back in full training on his loan with Jagiellonia Bialystok. The goalkeeper recently picked up an injury forcing him to miss their last seven matches.

After the first six, Iliev’s loan spell was actually coming to an end. Arsenal initially planned for him to return at the end of June, agreeing the deal before the coronavirus shutdown happened.

Despite the injury, Arsenal and Jagiellonia agreed to extend that agreement to the end of the season. As things stand, that’s July 19th in Poland.

Jagiellonia have three more matches before then, as follows (times in BST):

  • Sunday, July 12th, 14:00: Piast Gliwice vs Jagiellonia
  • Wednesday, July 15th, 19:30: Jagiellonia vs Slask
  • Sunday, July 19th, 16:30: Lech Poznan vs Jagiellonia

With any luck, Iliev will get another appearance or two before the end of the campaign. After that, it’s back to Arsenal to resolve what happens next season.

The 25-year-old had good games and bad in his two loan spells this season so far. He appeared to be finding some form just before his injury, at least. It’s looking difficult for him to break in at Arsenal, however, so another loan or a permanent sale may make sense.

First things first, he has the opportunity to finish the season strongly in Poland.

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