Ingolstadt coach Ralph Hasenhuttl reckons Socceroos striker Mathew Leckie is raring to go after a three-week break from Bundesliga action.
Leckie has not played since Ingolstadt's scoreless draw at Borussia Monchengladbach on November 7, with an ear infection keeping him out of international duty with Australia, while he was suspended for his club's 3-1 win over Darmstadt last week.
"The break has done him good, he is again really hot," Hasenhuttl said, according to German newspaper Kicker.
Hasenhuttl believes Leckie is "really hot" after his rest, and is ready to start the 24-year-old against Hannover on Saturday (Sunday morning AEDT).
Leckie has won more duels than any other Bundesliga player so far this season, and although he has only scored one goal, Hasenhuttl insists the Australian's energy is critical for Ingolstadt.
"He is also the one with the most sprints in our team. How he works backwards is sensational," Ingolstadt's coach said.
Hasenhuttl added: "He is a player who is incredibly good for us."
In their first season in Germany's top flight, Ingolstadt (19 points) sit ninth after 13 matches.