England Star Gives Spurs Huge Boost Ahead of Run-In After Returning to Squad for Watford Clash

Jamie Spencer
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Tottenham Hotspur have been given a huge boost for the season run-in after Harry Kane returned to full training this week after missing most of the last month with an ankle injury. He will now take his place in the matchday squad to face Watford this weekend.


Kane was forced off just 10 minutes into Spurs' FA Cup quarter final win over Millwall on 12th March and there were initial fears that the club talisman could miss the rest of the campaign.

Tottenham Hotspur v Millwall - The Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final

He had suffered similar ankle ligament damage in September that saw him miss 12 games in total, but the more recent problem proved to be much less serious.

Largely helped by the March international break, Kane has only missed three games this time around, and a decision on whether he will start against the Hornets will be made closer to kick-off.

"It's very good news Harry will be involved again and he's trained well in the last few days. I haven't decided yet if he'll be in the starting 11 or on the bench but the good thing is that he's back," Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said as he addressed the media on Friday.

"Harry has fought a lot to get back as soon as possible, like another player would when he's suffered an injury, they always want to be back as soon as possible."

Victor Wanyama will also be assessed ahead of the game after a recent back problem, as will goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after a bout of illness. Longer term absentees Harry Winks and Erik Lamela won't be seen again this season, while Danny Rose may make his return at the end of the month.

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