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Tottenham: Double injury blow for Postecoglou

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Tottenham will have to do without first-choice full-backs Pedro Porro and Destiny Udogie against Wolves tomorrow.

Udogie received a knock in last weekend’s last-gasp 2-1 win over Brighton while Porro suffered an injury in training this week and, although neither are expected to be absent for an extended period of time, they won’t be considered for the visit of Gary O’Neil’s men.

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Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou must also do without back-up goalkeeper Fraser Forster due to a fractured foot.

He said: “We’ve had a couple of setbacks this week. Destiny picked up a little bit of a knock last week and is not available for tomorrow.

“I don’t think it’s anything too serious so with no game next weekend he should be back.

“Pedro picked up a strain in training. Again, probably a couple of weeks for him. With a game break hopefully he doesn’t miss too many.

“Probably the major one for us is Fraser Forster. He got a knock in training and got a bit of a fracture in his foot so he’ll probably miss conservatively a couple of months now.”

The loss of Udogie and Porro is a blow for Postecoglou but he insists it doesn’t necessitate a change in philosophy.

He added: “It doesn’t change the way we play but I think every player brings their own unique abilities to each position.

“The structure won’t change and the manner in which we set up won’t change. Different players bring different attributes.

“Pedro and Destiny have been outstanding for us this year. Pedro’s pretty much played every game apart from the first one where he didn’t start.

“Every time Destiny’s been out there for us he’s been really important.

“They’re both improving but they’re missing now and it’ll be an opportunity for a couple of other guys to come in and make sure that we maintain the levels we have set so far.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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