Darren Bent is in no doubt the postponement of Premier League fixtures could prove to have a major silver lining for Tottenham.
The former Spurs and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, claims the gap in fixtures may give the club’s injured stars a chance to make a comeback before the season comes to an end.
The Premier League and EFL both announced last Friday that all fixtures would be suspended until April 3, while BBC Sport editor Dan Roan revealed in a hugely significant update in his column that both ruling bodies are set to push to complete the season when they meet today.
Spurs, who currently sit four points off the European places in eighth, have got nine games left to play in their Premier League campaign.
Bent insists that the rescheduling of games, which may result in an elongated season, could see the Lilywhites have the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Moussa Sissoko back from their layoffs.
“To get them amount of players back, hopefully healthy and fit, it’s fantastic,” Bent told Football Insider.
“We’ve seen how much Spurs have struggled without Son, Kane, Sissoko so getting these players back healthy, it’s like new signings.
“They’re going to be fresh, it might still take them a couple of games to get back up to speed but at the same time it’s something that’s got to be done.
“That’s the thing you need to take into account, having these playing back, if the season starts again in another three months and Kane’s back fit, that might just be the welcome back Spurs need.
“We know Spurs are having a bit of a difficult time at the minute but you bring those four players back fully fit, all of a sudden Spurs could catapult themselves back up the league, start getting results.
“The feel-good factor (could be back) around Spurs again and gives them a chance to push on and have a really good season so the break might be a welcome rest for some teams.”
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