Football Season Guide



Nikita Khaikin (gk), Erlend Dahl Reitan (def), Rosenborg - loan),Victor Boniface (att), Oliver Sigurjónsson (mid, Breidablik - return from loan), Jens Petter Hauge (sp)(mid), Aalesund - return from loan)


Emil Jonassen (r)(def), BATE Borisov), Martin Björnbak (r)(def), Molde), Artur Krysiak (sp)(gk), Odra), José Ángel Jurado (k)(mid), Sheriff - loan), Eirik Steen (sp)(def), Asane), Kristian Opseth (k)(att), Erzurumspor), Thomas Jacobsen (sp)(def), Thomas Drage (sp)(mid), Marco Tagbajumi (sp)(att)

Bodø/Glimt managed to keep themselves in the top flight upon promotion last season and while it was not exactly pretty and they mostly crawled over the line towards the end, the team never looked in serious danger, despite scoring just 32 goals in 30 games. Now have a new coach in place as assistant Kjetil Knutson takes over from Aasmund Bjørkan, who took the role of a sporting director. It should mostly the same approach from the new man in charge as the team will rely on solidity at the back and physicality in midfield while playing with a sole striker. It has been a tough transfer window for the Glimt side though as they lost a series of vital players, mostly Kristian Opseth. The reliable striker moved to Turkey and it is not really clear who will fill in for him this season. Endre Kupen should be the one but he has missed 12 months with injury. Jose Angel Jurado and Martin Bjornbak are two other big departures who have not been replaced yet and especially the Spaniard is someone who made a different with his vision in midfield and Knutsen just does not have anything close to that in the squad. In terms of new additions, getting Erlend Dahl Reitan back on loan is a good piece of business but otherwise nothing stands out. It is looking pretty grim for Bodø/Glimt ahead of the season as they have a really thinner and weaker squad, and inexperienced coach, and will need lots of things to fall their way if they are to stay up.


Staying up is clearly the main priority but that will be a tall order.