Spurs loanee returns to training after injury

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Dom Le Roy

Southampton have confirmed that on-loan Spurs defender Kyle Walker-Peters has resumed training after a short spell on the sidelines and is in contention to play this weekend.

Walker-Peters had started the first three Premier League games of the season under Mauricio Pochettino but struggled for consistent chances after picking up a hamstring problem in the loss to Newcastle.

Since the arrival of Jose Mourinho at Spurs in late November, the 22-year-old has hardly played any football with the spell at Southampton representing a great oppurtunity for the youngster to get some game time under his belt.

The right-back started in Saints’ 2-1 defeat to Burnley two weeks ago but he missed the 2-0 win over Aston Villa last weekend with a muscle injury.

However, the Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has confirmed that the Spurs loanee could be set to return to action for their clash against West Ham United this week.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Hasenhuttl said: “Walker-Peters is back in training.

“He’s trained well this week. That’s one more option we have.”

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With Cedric Soares leaving Southampton to join Arsenal in January, Walker-Peters is likely to get a lot of game time at the South Coast for the remainder of the season. Hopefully, he can show what he can do and we can attract a decent transfer fee for him in the summer if Jose doesn’t think he is good enough for our first-team.

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