Reus and Piszczek back in Dortmund training
The two key players are nearing a return to first-team action, handing Jurgen Klopp's side a late-season fitness boost
Borussia Dortmund duo Marco Reus and Lukasz Piszczek are both back in training for the Bundesliga club, coach Jurgen Klopp has confirmed.
Attacker Reus has not featured since the 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich earlier this month because of adductor problems, while right-back Piszczek has been out since February due to an ankle injury.
The return of the pair will be a boost for a Dortmund side who still have hopes of securing a Europa League place at the end of a season that was recently confirmed as Klopp's last at Signal Iduna Park.
However, it is unclear whether either player will be available for the meeting with Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, with Tuesday's DFB-Pokal semi-final with Bayern Munich seemingly a more realistic return date.
"If it is not enough for Saturday yet for Marco, it would be nice if he was available on Tuesday," Klopp said.
Meanwhile, midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has been forced to train away from the team due to a throat infection.
"Ilkay will train, but not with the team," Klopp added. "He has a slight pharyngitis and we have to look at whether he is still infectious."