The Evening Standard have revealed that Hugo Lloris completed his return from injury in Tottenham’s behind-closed-doors friendly at Hotspur Way on Thursday.

Lloris sustained ligament damage in the Lilywhites’ win over Manchester City on February 5 and it was reported at the time that the Spurs captain was expected to be out of action for six to eight weeks (Sky Sports).

Hugo Lloris

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Fraser Forster has deputised admirably for the Frenchman in his absence, with the 34-year-old even earning a call-up to the England squad following the injury to Nick Pope.

However, it now looks like Lloris is set to make his comeback in the clash against Everton on April 3 after he started the friendly against Ipswich Town at the club’s training ground on Thursday.

The Evening Standard explain that assistant manager Cristian Stellini and coach Ryan Mason took charge of the match as planned as Antonio Conte had not yet returned from Italy after flying out to his home country on Monday to spend time with his family.

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Lloris’ return is certainly timely as his leadership will prove invaluable over the coming weeks, particularly as it looks likely that Antonio Conte will be sacked and Ryan Mason would take charge until the end of the season.

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