Gelsenkirchen (AP) - Sead Kolasinac is making his Bundesliga comeback after three and a half years.

As expected, the 27-year-old hopeful is in the starting line-up of FC Schalke 04 against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday, displacing left-back Bastian Oczipka.

On his home debut as Schalke coach, Christian Gross made another change after the 3-0 draw at Hertha BSC.

Timo Becker plays for Omar Mascarell, Benjamin Stambouli moves into defensive midfield.

Kolasinac is allowed to wear the captain's armband for the injured Mascarell.

TSG coach Sebastian Hoeneß also reacted after the 3-1 defeat against Freiburg with four personnel changes.

The last yellow-banned right-back Stefan Posch, Melayro Bogarde, Bundesliga debutant Marco John and Mijat Gacinovic are in the starting line-up for Kasim Adams, Kevin Akpoguma, ex-Schalke player Sebastian Rudy and Ryan Sessegnon, who had muscular problems at short notice.

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