Forge FC confirmed the re-signing of Tristan Borges on loan for the 2021 Canadian Premier League season on Friday.

Borges was a key figure in Forge FC’s debut season, helping the club win the very first CPL Championship in 2019 with Golden Boot performance. He also won the CPL Player of the Year award and the U21 Player of the Year award.

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The 22-year-old then left the Hamilton club for a high-profile move to OH Leuven in Belgium in January 2020. But the Canadian midfielder struggled to find playing time, having only played than four league games in one year at the club.

Borges will look for playing time at Forge FC

“We are very happy to welcome Tristan back to our club,” said Costa Smyrniotis, Football Director of Forge FC. “The cooperation with OH Leuven has been very good here, with the common and important goal of continuing the competitive development of Tristan over the coming year. “

Borges is likely to be hoping the return to Canada, and the corresponding game minutes, will revive a promising career. In January 2020, he made his international debut for Canada against Barbados in a friendly. But he wasn’t even named to the provisional 50-man Olympic roster a year later.