Uth Looking To Kick On After Successful Schalke Return

Uth Looking To Kick On After Successful Schalke Return

Schalke striker Mark Uth is looking to rediscover his top form after making a successful return from a five-month injury lay-off on Sunday.

The 28-year-old one-cap Germany international, who moved to the club in summer 2018 after a successful spell with Bundesliga rivals Hoffenheim, had been sidelined since April because of a groin problem.

After scoring 33 goals in 86 appearances with Hoffenheim, Uth has managed just four in 29 outings in all competitions since his move to Gelsenkirchen just over 12 months ago.

However, he came through 67 minutes of the weekend’s 5-1 thrashing of Paderborn unscathed and almost grabbed a goal on his return for David Wagner’s side.

Looking ahead, Uth is now keen to build up his fitness levels and become a key man in the first team for the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign.

He said: “My groin is fine, which is the most important thing after starting a competitive game for the first time in five months. I want to be the striker I was at Hoffenheim.”

On the overall performance, Uth added: “We played good football as a team. If we continue to play like that, then I will get my chances to score goals.”

Uth will hope to continue in the side when Schalke face Mainz in front of their own fans at the Veltins-Arena on Friday night.

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