AZ Alkmaar have been handed a boost, as Maarten Martens has signed a new contract.
Earlier in the month, Martens' fellow Belgian Moussa Dembele committed his future to AZ and now the midfielder has followed suit.
Martens has inked a deal which ties him to AZ until 2012, while Dembele signed a five-year extension recently.
Stijn Schaars is ready to aid AZ Alkmaar's push for honours by returning to the fold.
The 23-year-old midfielder has been sidelined since January, but came through a game against Vitesse Arnhem's youth team on Monday.
Provided Schaars shows no ill effects from the run out, he could feature against Werder Bremen in the Uefa Cup on Thursday.
AZ are also pushing for the Eredivisie title and Schaars could feature in the final three games of the campaign.
AZ coach Louis van Gaal is planning for next term and he has told keeper Job Bulters that he can seek out a new club in the summer, while Theo Zwarthoed, who is currently on loan at Excelsior, has been informed he can either leave permanently or head out for another loan spell.