Harry Kane back in full training but Tottenham face potential problem in goal

Tony Mogan
Harry Kane

Harry Kane has returned to first-team training as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury, but Tottenham Hotspur have a number of selection doubts ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with Watford.

Both the club's first and second choice goalkeepers are to undergo late fitness tests ahead of the visit of Walter Mazzarri's side. Hugo Lloris was withdrawn from the Spurs squad on Wednesday due to illness ahead of their thrilling 3-1 victory over Swansea City, with Michel Vorm deputising that evening.

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The Dutch goalkeeper however picked up a knee injury during that win in south Wales, with Tottenham confirming via their Twitter account both shot-stoppers are undergoing further assessment ahead of the visit of the Hornets. That opens the door for 22-year-old Pau Lopez to make his debut for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Victor Wayama meanwhile had been ever-present in Tottenham's starting XI this season but missed the win over Swansea after taking a knee to the back in the previous game over Burnley.

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The former Southampton midfielder is another who will be assessed ahead of kick-off.

Kane meanwhile continues to recover from an ankle injury suffered in the 6-0 win over Millwall in the FA Cup. Spurs offered an update on his progress last week, albeit in rather curious fashion after revealing the striker had returned to "field work."

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Spurs have now confirmed the England international has returned to full first-team training, with Pochettino stopping just short of confirming his return on Saturday. He told a press conference: "We'll see tomorrow if he will start the game or start on the bench. But the good news is that he is ready and feels good," Sky Sports report.

"I think it's very good news first of all for him and he's an important player for us and him being available again to help the team is fantastic for us. I need to decide tomorrow if he is starting the game or on the bench, but he's good to be involved tomorrow in the squad."

Tottenham have also finally begun to put a timetable on Danny Rose's return. The 26-year-old had made a strong case of being Tottenham's player of the season before he was struck down by knee injury during the goalless draw with Sunderland at the end of January, but now stands a chance of returning before the end of the season.

Having seen a specialist last week, Spurs have now confirmed Rose is "on track" to return to first team training by the end of April.

Should that go to plan, he could be in the frame to return for Tottenham's final three games of the season against West Ham United, Manchester United and Hull City – and the FA Cup final, if Maurico Pochettino's side can find a way past Chelsea in their semi-final clash.

Tottenham have also offered a minor update on Erik Lamela and Harry Winks, two players who will not return this season.

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