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Poch waits on injured duo

14th April 2019, 04:34 by Michael Holland

Mauricio Pochettino says he has doubts over the fitness of Dele Alli and Harry Winks ahead of the crucial Manchester City clash.

Pochettino made seven changes to his side against already-relegated Huddersfield on Saturday, a game they won 4-0, with Alli and Winks, along with Harry Kane, missing out through injury.

Alli has a broken hand while Winks aggravated a groin problem in training on Friday and Pochettino is sweating on both men's fitness for the Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

"We'll see because we are not sure," Pochettino said on Alli. "He is doing some training sessions with protection, he needs to feel comfortable.

"It is a little bit painful because he broke his hand in two different places. It all depends on the time, we will see if we arrive in a position where he is comfortable to play."

On Winks' injury, he added: "It's the same as in the past. He's a player we need to assess, and then after tomorrow take a decision. It's a similar situation, it's not a big issue but it's an issue that maybe won't allow him to play or not be in condition to play Wednesday.

"We need to assess. We are optimistic, but you know there is doubt."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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