By Dominic Toner
Charlie Nicholas believes that Vincent Janssen can lead Tottenham to a comfortable victory against Gillingham.
Spurs host the League One side on Wednesday night in the EFL Cup third-round tie.
Janssen, 22, is set to feature for the cup match and lead the line for the foreseeable future.
The Dutch forward is expected to get a run of games in the side following the ankle injury suffered by team-mate Harry Kane against Sunderland last weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino revealed on Tuesday that Harry Kane has injured ligaments in his ankle but does not know when the striker will return to fitness amid fears he will be sidelined until late November.
Sky Sports pundit Nicholas has backed the Dutch forward to score the opening goal and help his team record a comfortable 4-1 victory.
“It looks like Harry Kane is going to be out for some while,” he told Sky Sports. “So this is an opportunity for Spurs to get Vincent Janssen in the goals, and perhaps get a few youngsters involved.
Janssen has made six appearances so far since his summer arrival from AZ Alkmaar but is yet to open his goal scoring account.
The striker netted 32 times in just 49 appearances for AZ but is yet to recreate that form in the English league.
He will hope to register his first goal against Gillingham but Mauricio Pochettino will not be underestimating the League One side.
Everton and Bournemouth were both eliminated from the cup on Tuesday night by Championship sides Norwich and Preston, as the competition continues to cause shock upsets.
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