Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann is nearing a return to first team action following a broken hand.
The highly-rated shot-stopper has been unable to make his Frankfurt debut since completing his summer switch from Bundesliga rivals Schalke on a free-transfer due to the injury he sustained in training.
But after completing a lengthy rehabilitation, the 20-year-old German has resumed full-training and could be named in Michael Skibbe's squad for the league clash against his former suitors Schalke.
"Returning to training action makes you the happiest man on earth, Fahrmann told the Frankfurter Rundschau. "I have been out for ten weeks now and I am longing to get back to full fitness.
It is great to regular training now and not just a light version, but best thing is that I do not being afraid any more that my hand could get hurt once again.
"We are now playing at Schalke 04, my former club, and I would really enjoy being on the substitutes' bench for this fixture. I know the manager will decide that, but I am feeling ready.
"I came here to get the regular goalkeeper (position) and I will do my very best to serve from the start as soon as I am fully over this injury."