Ralf Fährmann will be Schalke’s first choice in net

Ralf Fährmann will be between the sticks when FC Schalke 04 take to the pitch for their first competitive match of the new season in the DFB-Pokal against 1. FC Schweinfurt 05 on Sunday (13.9). The 31-year-old was on loan at Norwich City last season before joining SK Brann Bergen on a three-month loan, which was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. Fährmann will be Schalke’s starting goalkeeper for the 2020/21 season.

Ralf Fährmann und Markus Schubert

“The training sessions and pre-season friendlies proved that Ralf has found his form again. Since his return to Gelsenkirchen five month ago, he has continually improved himself, even after the difficult year and lack of playing time he has behind him,” said head coach David Wagner. “Over the course of the last few weeks, Ralf has proven that we can count on him 100 per cent.”

The training sessions and pre-season friendlies proved that Ralf has found his form again.

David Wagner

Wagner shared his decision with his goalkeepers on Wednesday. “Our trio of goalkeepers in Ralf Fährmann, Markus Schubert and Michael Langer give their all during their daily sessions with our goalkeeping coach Simon Henzler, and help ensure that there is a high level of competition within our team,” said Wagner.

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