Amini and Yeboah on target in Germany

Australian midfielder Mustafa Amini continues to build a case for first team action after putting in a solid 90 minute shift and scoring the only goal in Dortmund II’s lost to MSV Duisburg overnight.

Earlier in the week Amini was an unused substitute for Dortmund as they eased past Arsenal 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League.

The 21-year-old is not the only former A-League starlet making a shout for promotion to the German topflight .

Former Brisbane Roar young gun Kwame Yeboah, 20, did is chances no harm firing in Borussia Monchengladbach reserves only goal in a 2-1 loss to FC Koln II on Thursday morning (AEST).

Meanwhile Socceroo Chris Herd was thrown straight into the first XI against Chelsea just a day after signing a one-month loan deal with Bolton Wanderers.

Herd, who struggled for game time at Aston Villa, played a full match as the Trotters fell 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in Capital One Cup overnight.

Villa and Bolton have indicated the Australian's loan could be extended until Christmas, giving the 25-year-old utility the ideal platform ahead of the Asian Cup in January.