By Laura Brandt

Schalke 04 coach Manuel Baum singles out Mark Uth as his most important offensive player

Mark Uth has been hailed as an 'outstanding and important player' by Schalke 04 coach Manuel Baum.
Schalke 04 coach Manuel Baum has hailed the importance of Mark Uth.

"Nobody is irreplaceable, and I have confidence in all our players. But attacking-wise, Mark Uth is an outstanding and important player," Baum told WAZ and added:

"He's a creative player, who is capable of putting a plan into action at the same time. This makes him an exceptional footballer. If he's not on the pitch, we're a few percent short offensively."

The 29-year-old missed last week's 1-1 draw with Union Berlin due to muscular problems. Unfortunately for Schalke, he will not be fit in time for Saturday's derby against Borussia Dortmund.

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