USA international Christian Pulisic missed Dortmund’s defeats to Stuttgart on Matchday 12 and Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, but returned to training on Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s Revierderby with Schalke.

Pulisic had played in every Bundesliga game until last Friday when muscular problems kept him out of Dortmund’s trip to Stuttgart. The 19-year-old played a key role in the club’s superb start to the season and is in contention to return for the visit of Schalke at the weekend.

Pulisic played in both Revierderby fixtures last season, which ended in draws.

An added incentive this season is that fellow USA international Weston McKennie, a close friend of Pulisic’s, is also expected to feature in Saturday’s crunch match at the Signal Iduna Park.

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