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Spurs set to hand Son central role

12th April 2019, 14:30 by Gareth Freeman

Son Heung-min is likely to start in a central role for Spurs against Huddersfield on Saturday in Harry Kane's absence.

Kane sustained a "significant" ankle injury in the 1-0 Champions League quarter-final first-leg win over Manchester City this week and appears unlikely to play again this season, while it has been suggested the England captain may require surgery to resolve the problem.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino is likely to use Son as a central striker when Huddersfield visit on Saturday, although Fernando Llorente is another option.

Delli Ali is a doubt with a wrist injury and may not be risked ahead of the second leg against City next week.

Serge Aurier, Erik Lamela [both thigh] and Eric Dier [groin] are all missing for Tottenham.

Pochettino may opt to make changes to his starting XI for the visit of relegated Huddersfield ahead of next week's trip to Manchester, with Ben Davies and Lucas Moura, who appeared as a substitute in the first leg, among those pushing for recalls.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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