North-Rhine Westpahlia's Ruhrnachrichten reports that it will be quite some time until new Schalke 04 signing Niklas Tauer can suit up in an official match for his new club.
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As the Bundesliga prepares to resume with a midweek "Englischer Woche" ("English Week"), Tauer's absence for a full three fixtures can be confirmed. The defensive midfielder then likely won't be available to Thomas Reis until matchday 21 at the earliest. The Mainz-native had been considered a rather important part of Reis' tactical plans.