Maikel Kieftenbeld is one of FC Groningen's surprising acquisitions, coming over from Cup fighters Go Ahead Eagles in the Jupiler League. At Go Ahead, he mostly featured in midfield as a holding player in the centre or a wide midfielder but since arriving at FC Groningen he has been placed at the right back spot by Pieter Huistra.
Needless to say, he hasn't been at his best but he has shown some glimpses of ability at getting forward on the side. Defensively he still needs to learn a lot though, often being caught out with space behind his back due to his poor positioning. Whilst perhaps not the biggest talent at full-back, he has some potential and could grow out to a steady performer for Groningen.