Munich - are hopeful that star midfielder will make his return from injury in Saturday's Matchday 5 encounter against Hannover 96 .

On Tuesday afternoon the club vice-captain was able to train for 30 minutes under the guidance of Pep Guardiola after recovering from ankle trouble. The 29-year-old subsequently completed a 45-minute fitness session involving sprints and co-ordination exercises.

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Schweinsteiger suffered the injury in Bayern's 1-1 draw against SC Freiburg on Matchday 4, and was forced to miss the against Chelsea FC, as well as Germany's fixtures against Austria and the Faroe Islands.

His Bayern team-mate has also overcome a slight knock on his right knee and should be ready to play this weekend. The Dutch international told that the Hannover tie would be an "important and difficult game", adding that the Bavarians needed to "go back to basics and work through things again" following the international break.