By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Harry Kane has returned to training at Tottenham as he steps up his comeback from injury.

Mauricio Pochettino delivered a “positive” update on the striker on Thursday afternoon as he continues his rehabilitation from ankle ligament damage sustained in mid-September.

Kane is back on the training pitch at Spurs’ Enfield headquarters but is not yet ready to take part in sessions with the senior squad.

He will play no part in Saturday’s Premier League clash away to Bournemouth, and will be joined on the sidelines by Toby Alderweireld.

Asked about Kane by the official Tottenham Twitter account, Pochettino said: “He’s started to run, he’s training alone at the moment but we’re positive. It’s good to see him back on the pitch.”

Kane has missed Spurs’ last six matches after suffering the ankle problem in their 1-0 win over Sunderland on 18 September.

Vincent Janssen has spearheaded the attack in five of those matches but has yet to score in open play for Tottenham, and has just a single goal – a penalty against Gillingham – in 12 Spurs games.

Meanwhile, Pochettino is also sweating on the fitness of Danny Rose, who suffered a foot injury in the midweek Champions League draw against Bayer Leverkusen.

Rose played the full 90 minutes against Leverkusen on Tuesday but left the BayArena in a protective boot and is rated doubtful for the weekend.

“We need to assess Danny Rose tomorrow, he got a bruise on his foot against Leverkusen on Tuesday,” Pochettino said on Thursday afternoon, as quoted by the official Spurs website.

Pochettino claimed there was “good news” with Alderweireld but revealed the centre-back’s knee was “still painful” and he will not feature against Bournemouth.

Eric Dier replaced Alderweireld in central defence against Leverkusen on Tuesday as Tottenham kept alive their hopes of progressing to the Champions League knockout stages with a crucial point.

Spurs are currently unbeaten in the Premier League and have conceded just four goals in their opening eight fixtures.

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