Wednesday 06 August: Everyone connected with the club wishes goalkeeper and club vice-captain Roman Weidenfeller a very happy 34th birthday. He played 38 times last season in competitive matches, keeping thirteen clean-sheets. This season will be his 13th at Signal Iduna Park.
Tom Ince has completed a £6m move from Blackpool to local rivals Wigan Athletic, and the 22 year-old midfielder will likely feature in their friendly at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Ince, once touted as future England regular, has yet to win a senior cap but has 9 caps and 1 goal for the U21s.