By Harvey Byrne

Tottenham senior star Toby Alderweireld is training on his own before the encounters with Bayer Leverkusen and Arsenal, according to a reliable journalist

The 27-year-old Belgium international left the pith early against West Brom following a knee injury after a collision with teammate Jan Vertonghen.

He has missed Spurs’ last four matches in all competitions and has been a key omission from Mauricio Pochettino’s back four.

However, Mirror journalist Darren Lewis reported from his personal Twitter account that Alderweireld was training on his own as the club look to get their star player fit again.

Tottenham have a big week coming up with a Champions League clash at Wembley against Leverkusen before they travel to the Emirates Stadium to face fierce rivals Arsenal.

It is unlikely that Aldeweireld will make it back for the midweek encounter, but there is still a slim hope that he can make a return in the north London derby.

England international Eric Dier has been filling in for the centre-back in his absence, but Spurs have gone five matches without a win in all competitions and will be keen to get their injured stars back in the team.

Tottenham are currently sat in fifth place in the Premier League and three points behind rivals Arsenal.

In other Tottenham team news, Stan Collymore believes the “youth and engine” at Spurs has been one of their positives in the Premier League this season.