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25th Apr, 2017 | 3:11pm

Tottenham handed significant injury boost as senior ace set to return next month (not Rose)

By Matt Farr

Tottenham have been handed a significant boost as crocked goalkeeper Michel Vorm is nearing a return from injury.

The north Londoners confirmed on their official club Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that the 33-year-old was aiming for a return to first team next month, and had commenced outdoor training.

Vorm has missed the last three matches for Tottenham in all competitions with a knee injury, including the FA Cup semi final clash defeat to Chelsea on Saturday, a competition in which he had been a regular starter.

Aside from intermittent cup appearances, however, the Dutchman has played largely second fiddle to No.1 stopper Hugo Lloris.

He has made just six Premier League appearances over his last two seasons at White Hart Lane, with his last run out coming against his former club Swansea at the start of the month.

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In his absence, on loan goalkeeper Pau Lopez has served as backup to Lloris, but he too has struggled to earn regular opportunities in the Tottenham first team.

The imminent return for Vorm could be invaluable for Tottenham, as he is a quality goalkeeper to have waiting in the wings should Lloris suffer a setback of his own.

Vorm has one year left to run on his current deal at White Hart Lane, having signed a contract extension in December.

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