After the second round of qualifications, more news was released regarding team changes. Following the injury of Martin Milec, who will be off the football pitch for several weeks, the gap on the right full back position has been filled. Our new player is Denis Klinar, a well-known player from the Slovenian First League football matches who has played in PLTS for NK Rudar and NK Olimpija in no less than 165 matches and scored nine times. Klinar arrived to Ljudski vrt from Hungary, where he began to play for Puskas Akademia FC in January 2018.
"After everything that has been going on with the right full back position, we had to find a new solution. Several options were presented to the coach. I decided for the player who knows the league and the players and who will have no communication problems. Denis, welcome to our club," Zlatko Zahovič, the club's sports director, announced the new player in the purple dressing room.
A contract was concluded until 2021 and the 26-year-old player from Trnava pri Šempetru chose number 2 for his new challenge: "Maribor is a new chapter for me and I believe it will be the nicest in my career so far. Not much has to be said about the club, since home trophies and the good name the club has built in Europe in recent years speak for themselves. I can only express my satisfaction upon concluding the contract and my impressions are positive. I am looking forward to the challenges and I will do everything I can to find my place in the team so that, together, we can create a new successful story. It is nice to see my new co-players after last night's victory. Next up is a match in Glasgow, the most difficult challenge this summer, plus the continuation of the home championship matches. I have not played at the matches, but I have been training in Hungary since the beginning of preparations. Since I am creating my career with physics, I believe I will be able to quickly adapt to the demands and catch the rhythm and readiness of the remaining team."