Dortmund Offers Erling Haaland Boost As He Returns From Injury And Available For Selection
Erling Haaland is set to return to the Borussia Dortmund squad for Saturday’s trip to Fortuna Dusseldorf.
On the other hand Reus is also fully back to training as he looks to bounce back into the squad.
BVB have been without two of their attacking stars in recent weeks as they look to secure Champions League spot for next season.
Haaland has been out of action since hobbling out of a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich.
Reus last played at the start of February as a thigh strain took the German out, who had been enjoying a fine individual campaign.
The 31 year old had contributed 12 goals and seven assists to BVB’s in 26 appearances before sustaining the injury during a defeat against Bremen.
The skipper has stepped up his recovery, while Haaland’s knee problem is seemingly now behind him.
Head coach Lucien Favre told a news conference on Thursday;
“Haaland has been training again since Wednesday and has been involved in everything.
He looks very good.
“Otherwise, everyone else who was available last week is okay.
“Marco started training with the team this week.
We’re happy that he is training again and we all hope that he can play again as soon as possible.
“Unfortunately, I cannot give a more precise forecast yet.
He will train again on Friday.”
Dortmund have softened the blow of losing Haaland and Reus in recent weeks by turning in improved performance.
Despite losing to Bayern last month, BVB have conceded just three goals in their past nine league matches.
Which including a hard fought 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin last time out.
Favre’s men are now four points clear of third-placed RB Leipzig with four fixtures remaining.
“The defence is very important for success,” Favre said ahead of the Fortuna game. “We have to find the right balance.”