Benedikt Höwedes has declared himself fit to play against Wolfsburg on Saturday
Benedikt Höwedes has declared himself fit to play against Wolfsburg on Saturday
Bundesliga

Höwedes fit for Wolfsburg clash

Gelsenkirchen - FC Schalke 04 have received a boost with news that captain is in contention to feature against VfL Wolfsburg at the weekend after missing the Matchday 18 win at Hamburger SV with a stomach bug.

'Can't wait to play'

The Germany international was a spectator in Schalke's 3-0 victory in the Imtech Arena, in which Klaas-Jan Huntelaar made a goalscoring return to the side after five months out injured.

Höwedes participated in full training with his team-mates on Wednesday and is now preparing to be involved in this weekend's home clash with fellow UEFA Champions League hopefuls Wolfsburg.

"I feel really good and I can't wait to be on the pitch in a competitive game again," the 25-year-old told schalke04.de. Höwedes had previously missed much of the team's preparations for the second half of the season because of a thigh injury sustained in early December.