Danny Mills insisted the suspension of fixtures can act as a massive positive for Tottenham after speaking to “a few managers” in recent days. 

The former Leeds United full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, also suggested it provides an opportunity for young players to impress Jose Mourinho.

The Premier League, along with the FA and EFL, released a statement yesterday extending the suspension of fixtures from April 4 to April 30.

However, with the outbreak of COVID-19 likely to peak over the coming months the authorities have suggested that, in effect, the season is suspended indefinitely.

Spurs have been without a recognised striker since Son Heung-min fractured his arm against Aston Villa in mid-February.

When asked if the forced break in the schedule can act as a positive for Jose Mourinho’s side, Mills told Football Insider: “Definitely. They have a chance now if Kane and Son come back fit to push themselves up the table. It is a reset. A chance to start again.

“I spoke to a few managers over the past few days and when these players come back they will have something to prove. They have an opportunity to impress the manager with their fitness and hunger and show how well they have looked after themselves. If some have not – who do you think will get given the game time?

“This break brings opportunities. Opportunities for players on the fringes, the younger players coming through need to see this as a chance. When they go back into training they can really impress the manager with the work they have done and their attitude.”

Kane has been absent since New Year’s Day after rupturing a tendon in his hamstring against Southampton.

Combine, the England captain and Son have scored 33 goals in 57 appearances this campaign.

In other Tottenham news, Kevin Phillips has told Football Insider ‘great’ player will be told he is surplus to requirements by Mourinho.