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Spurs Team News: Poch Confirms Double Injury Boost + Player Faces Late Test

Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed a double injury boost ahead of Tottenham’s clash with Bournemouth while one other player needs a late test.


Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to keep the pressure on Chelsea when they take on Bournemouth at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Ahead of the game, Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s given a team news and injury update.

The Spurs boss confirmed a major injury boost with the news that Victor Wanyama is now considered fit and available for selection after missing the last two games with a back injury.

There was also a positive update on the recovery of Danny Rose as the left-back is set to resume outdoor training next week as he looks to finally make his return from a knee injury.

Rose sustained knee ligament damage during the draw with Sunderland back in January and is now set to step-up his recovery as he bids to get himself fit for the FA Cup semi final against Chelsea later this month.

Pochettino also revealed that Michael Vorm will be assessed ahead of the game on Saturday after missing the win at Watford with a knee injury that he picked up against Swansea.

However, there wasn’t such good news on Cameron Carter-Vickers as the defender is being assessed after suffering a knee injury while away in the United States with the Under-20’s this week.

The only other injury concerns for Tottenham are Harry Winks and Erik Lamela with the duo set to miss the rest of the season with ankle and hip injuries respectively.

Here is what Pochettino told the clubs website:

Cameron Carter-Vickers
Cameron is being assessed after sustaining an injury during a United States Under-20 training camp this week.

Danny Rose
Danny continues to progress well with his rehabilitation and is expected to start outdoor work next week.

Michel Vorm
The swelling is settling and Michel continues to be assessed.

Victor Wanyama
Victor trained with the squad this week and is available for selection.

Harry Winks & Erik Lamela
Both players continue to be monitored and will miss the rest of the season.

Tottenham head in to the weekend action sitting second in the table – seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea with seven games to play – so Pochettino will be desperate to close the gap to four with a win over Bournemouth ahead of Chelsea’s huge game with Man Utd on Sunday.

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