Julian Draxler has scored two goals and laid on four assists in 11 Bundesliga appearances since moving to VfL Wolfsburg from boyhood club FC Schalke 04 in the summer. - © gettyimages
Julian Draxler has scored two goals and laid on four assists in 11 Bundesliga appearances since moving to VfL Wolfsburg from boyhood club FC Schalke 04 in the summer. - © gettyimages
Bundesliga

Draxler green light; hope yet for Gustavo ahead of BVB clash

VfL Wolfsburg playmaker Julian Draxler is in contention to face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday afternoon following injury.

Hecking confident

The 22-year-old, who missed last week’s 2-0 win over PFC CSKA Moskva in the UEFA Champions League with a minor thigh complaint, returned to training on Wednesday.

"There are no question marks over Julian any more," explained Wolfsburg head coach Dieter Hecking. "He should be good to go on Saturday."

It would be Draxler’s first appearance in the Bundesliga since serving a two-match ban following his red card in the 2-0 defeat to 1.FSV Mainz 05 on Matchday 12.

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Gustavo touch-and-go

Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo was also back out on the Wolfsburg training ground earlier today, after recovering from a back problem sustained in the 6-0 drubbing of SV Werder Bremen on Matchday 13. Hecking, however, was unable to say for certain whether or not the Brazil international will feature at the weekend: "I’m still a bit wary."

The Wolves, who are looking to close the gap on second-placed Dortmund to four points with victory on Matchday 15, are unbeaten in their last 29 Bundesliga matches at the Volkswagen Arena.

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