Traore eager for Monchengladbach return

Ibrahima Traore is looking forward to returning to action for VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach after four months out with injury.

The French-born Guinean international has been sidelined with a groin injury and only returned to training this week.

Speaking to the club's official website, the 28-year-old former FC Augsburg and VfB Stuttgart winger said he will need time to adjust to the demands of the Bundesliga after so long on the sidelines.

He said: "I'm feeling good. Of course, things aren’t quite what they used to be like before the injury, though. The workload is more than it is during rehab, and so your body needs time to adjust, but having said that, I am feeling good.

He added: "It's always hard when you're out injured for so long, and can do nothing but watch your own team play."

Up next for Mönchengladbach is tricky league fixture with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Traore continued: "I want to play again and help the team in matches. We're coming to the closing stages of the season, and have a crucial game ahead of us. What's most important is that we win as many games as possible in order to achieve our goal. I want to be a part of that and help out."

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