Schalke 04 defender Abdul Rahman Baba reckons he is back to operating  at 100% after making his first start in close to two years over the weekend.

The Ghanaian international played full throttle as the Blues beat fourth division side FC Schweinfurt 2-0 in the DFB-Pokal.

''I feel really good,'' said the Chelsea-owned full-back.

''I feel 100 percent and I've got my strength back.

''With more match practice, you can regain your strength quicker.''

He rejoined the Royal Blues on an 18-month loan deal from Chelsea during the January transfer window.

The 25 year old managed only one appearance last season, on the final day of the German Bundesliga for Schalke -when they beat Eintracht Frankfurt.

By Daraja Mutari