Tottenham attacker Georges-Kevin N’Koudou has failed a late fitness test and will miss Burnley’s clash against Leicester at Turf Moor, according to a reliable journalist.
Injury expert Ben Dinnery claimed on his personal Twitter account on Saturday that N’Koudou, 23, has been forced out of Burnley’s starting line-up against Leicester due to failed fitness check and will be replaced by Johan Berg Gudmundsson.
Enforced switch #twitterclarets
Gudmundsson is back after N'koudou failed a late test.
A trio of changes for Leicester. #LCFC
Iborra is out for the season. Choudhury makes his first PL start.
Okazaki and Gray preferred to Diabate and Albrighton.
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) April 14, 2018
N’Koudou has started the last two Clarets fixtures, helping them to wins against West Brom and Watford.
However the Spurs attacker, who joined Burnley on loan in January, will not be taking part in a big fixture between two sides battling for seventh place and a potential spot in the Europa League next term.
N’Koudou has made just six appearances in all competitions since moving to Turf Moor and is yet to score a goal.
Football Insider verdict
N’Koudou has not at all been impressive in his loan spell at Burnley and he is beginning to prove that Tottenham should consider selling him in the summer. The 23-year-old attacker has barely made an impact in North London and is struggling to even get into the Burnley squad in his loan spell. This injury will not help him but he has still made just two starts for Sean Dyche since January and for someone who Spurs have high hopes for, that is nowhere near enough. N’Koudou would be lucky to have another Premier League club try to sign him in the summer so a move back to France may be in the offing.
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