Tottenham star set to hand Poch injury boost but duo could miss Southampton trip

By on March 7, 2019

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Dele Alli could make his return from injury against Southampton this weekend but two other Tottenham players are in danger of missing the game, according to the Evening Standard.

Alli hasn’t featured for Spurs since picking up a serious hamstring injury during their victory at Fulham on January 20 and has been forced to miss the last 10 games in all competitions over the past six weeks.

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The attacking midfielder returned to training earlier this month but wasn’t risked for Tottenham’s impressive victory over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night which booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

However, it seems Alli is now in-line to make his comeback this weekend as the Evening Standard suggests the 22-year-old is set to be included in Tottenham’s squad for the trip to St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.

No doubt Spurs will assess Alli at training over the next two days before making a final decision over his involvement but if the attacker features against Southampton this weekend, then he may be called-up by Gareth Southgate for England’s Euro qualifiers against the Czech Republic and in Montenegro later this month.

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Alli’s return will come as a welcome boost to Mauricio Pochettino as he looks to get Tottenham’s Premier League campaign back on track having taken just one point from their previous three league games.

However, Spurs may have to make-do without Harry Winks against Southampton after the midfielder aggravated a groin injury during the 1-0 win over Dortmund in midweek. Winks missed the draw with Arsenal last weekend because of the issue and could now be set for a spell on the sidelines.

In a double concern for Tottenham, Kieran Trippier is also a doubt for the trip to St Mary’s on Saturday after missing the Dortmund game in midweek. Pochettino described the injury as a ‘small problem’ but Trippier will still need to be assessed ahead of the Southampton game this weekend.

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