Langerak set for long-awaited Stuttgart debut

Socceroos goalkeeper Mitch Langerak is set to make his long-awaited debut for VfB Stuttgart and in a turn of fate it will be against former club Borussia Dortmund.

The Swabians take on Dortmund on Wednesday morning (AEDT) in the DFB Pokal.

Stuttgart boss Jurgen Kramny revealed on Monday afternoon that Langerak was likely to get his chance following his return to fitness.

"I think we will probably make two or three changes in the starting lineup," Kramny said. 

"The decision is not yet 100 per cent made, but perhaps we will change to the goalkeeper position.”

Langerak was signed by Stuttgart from Dortmund at the start of the season, with the aim to be the club’s number one.

However, a pre-season thigh injury followed by a knee problem left Langerak on the sidelines until the turn of the year.

In the meantime, fellow new signing Przemyslaw Tyton impressed in his absence.

Langerak has been back in Stuttgart’s matchday squad for the past three games, since the Bundesliga’s return after the winter break.

The 27-year-old six-time Socceroo, who has been usurped by Mat Ryan as Australia’s number one in the past two years, is a previous DFB Pokal winner.