Tottenham vs Man City Team News: Boost For Spurs But City Handed Injury Blow

By on May 1, 2015

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Tottenham Hotspur entertain Manchester City at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon in one of this weekend’s stand-out fixtures. Here is the latest team news….

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to the media this afternoon and gave the clubs official website an update on his squad’s fitness.

The good news is that Danny Rose is back in contention after recovering from a hamstring injury that’s hampered him in recent weeks having been forced off against Newcastle on April 19.

The return of Rose has come at the perfect time as Ben Davies has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury.

The only other absentee for Tottenham is right-back Kyle Walker, who is also expected to miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.

Pochettino told the clubs website:

“Danny is back, he’s fit and he’s trained well this week. We have one more training session remaining on Saturday to assess him again but we’re happy with how he’s progressed.”

As for Man City, Manuel Pellegrini has also been in front of the press this afternoon and gave his team news update to mcfc.co.uk.

Unfortunately the defending champions will be without influential midfielder Yaya Toure after he suffered a hamstring injury and the Ivorian is also likely to miss next weeks clash against QPR.

Skipper Vincent Kompany will also miss the trip to North London this weekend as he continues to nurse a thigh problem but he could make his return next week against the Hoops.

Stevan Jovetic is the only other injury concern for City with the striker still out with a muscular injury that’s hampered him in recent weeks.

Pellegrini told the clubs website:

“Yaya is injured. We will see next week but I think he will be out for at least one more week. I think it will be very difficult for him to play against QPR.

“Vincent is progressing. I think maybe he will be ready next week. Stevan Jovetic is also injured but there is nobody else.”

Tottenham go into the weekend action sitting sixth in the Premier League table and with Champions League football now looking increasingly unlikely next season, the North Londoners will be keen to secure a Europa League spot.

City on the other hand sit second and are almost certain to be playing in the Champions League again next campaign but they’ll be hoping to finish the season strongly and secure second position ahead of Arsenal and United.

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