Nico Schulz returned to the training pitch this afternoon and completed parts of the team session for the first time since partially rupturing a ligament in the left tarsus. The full-back sustained the injury while on international duty over a month ago.

"The foot coped well with training today," said the 26-year-old, who is already eyeing a return: "It hurts not being able to help the team, and I would like to be back to full fitness and able to play in our matches as soon as possible."

His training volume is set to be gradually increased over the coming days.