Alderweireld set for FA Cup return

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According to an article on Sky Sports Mauricio Pochettino has said Toby Alderweireld could make his long awaited return from a hamstring injury against Newport in the FA Cup next Saturday.

Alderweireld has not featured  since November 1st when he was forced off with injury during our Champions League win over Real Madrid.

Pochettino has now revealed the Belgian international may return to first-team training this Saturday and will take his rehabilitation “step-by-step”.

It goes on to say that the Spurs manager was asked whether Alderweireld could be available for the Newport game, Pochettino said: “Maybe, maybe. We are going to have all week for training so we can see if he can arrive in a good condition to play. We are going to assess day-by-day next week.

He added: “Today all is okay with him, maybe tomorrow he can integrate himself in some exercises with the group and a little bit step-by-step to build his fitness to be available again.He will do a warm-up with the team, the first exercise and to be integrated gradually with the group and we will see next week if he can improve and then be ready as soon as possible.”

The article goes on to add that Alderweireld’s contract expires in 2019 and there are fears we could lose the player if a new deal cannot be agreed but Pochettino had no update on the situation, simply saying: “I don’t speak about rumours.”
One major injury doubt for Sunday’s game at Southampton, which is live on Sky Sports, is goalkeeper Hugo Lloris who missed Friday’s training session.

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