Head coach Florian Kohfeldt had good news to report at the press conference ahead of the VfL Wolfsburg game. Philipp Bargfrede, who has been out of recent sessions, returned to Werder training, while Aron Johannsson will in all probability rejoin his teammates for the final training session.
“Philipp has made great use of the last few days and will return to training today,” Kohfeldt was delighted about the return of his number 44. Aron Johannsson, who scored the second goal against Bayer Leverkusen, is also already on the road to recovery after leaving the DFB-Pokal tie injured at half time. “Aron will train individually today, but should take part in the final team training session tomorrow, says Kohfeldt. Jerome Gondorf has also overcome the problems he’s been suffering in the week and his place in Sunday’s squad is not at risk.
Meanwhile, Justin Eilers is going through the final stages of recovery for his knee injury. The forward has joined in with parts of the first team’s training over the course of the week. Eilers will swing between U23s and first-team training for the time being. Eilers is set to appear for the U23s after rejoining team training. “The most important thing for Justin is becoming completely fit again. Then he can of course do more after taking to the stage with the U23s,” explains Kohfeldt. It remains to be seen when the forward will make his comeback for the Werder first team.