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Bełchatów bring Matusiak back to Poland

Published: Friday 1 February 2008, 14.50CET
Polish international striker Radosław Matusiak has returned to his homeland to rejoin GKS Bełchatów after unsuccessful spells in Italy and the Netherlands.

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Published: Friday 1 February 2008, 14.50CET

Bełchatów bring Matusiak back to Poland

Polish international striker Radosław Matusiak has returned to his homeland to rejoin GKS Bełchatów after unsuccessful spells in Italy and the Netherlands.

Polish international striker Radosław Matusiak has returned to his homeland to rejoin GKS Bełchatów after unsuccessful spells in Italy and the Netherlands.

Limited opportunities
The 26-year-old forward returns to Bełchatów on loan until the end of the season from SC Heerenveen 12 months after departing to join US Città di Palermo. However, Matusiak found first-team chances hard to come by in Italy, scoring once in only three Serie A appearances in his six months in Sicily before moving on to Heerenveen in the summer. His chances were still limited at the Abe Lenstra Stadium, with all but two of his ten Eredivisie matches coming as a substitute.

'Return to form'
Having featured seven times in Poland's successful UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying campaign, and scored five goals in his 12 international appearances in total, Matusiak has now opted to return to Bełchatów, where he scored 20 goals in 45 Ekstraklasa appearances in two seasons, in search of first-team football to win a place in the final squad for this summer's tournament in Austria and Switzerland. "I have spoken to Poland coach Leo Beenhakker and he advised me to consider changing clubs as I am only a reserve player at Heerenveen," Matusiak said. "I have chosen to join a club which I know completely. I trust Bełchatów coach Orest Lenczyk and believe I will return to my old form and to the Poland squad under his supervision."

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