By Wayne Veysey

10th Oct, 2021 | 4:00pm

Sources: Tottenham pencil in Davies comeback date after crushing ligament injury

Tottenham starlet Jez Davies is set to make his comeback next week after months on the sidelines, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The central midfielder, 17, has been sidelined this season with ankle ligament damage after making his Under-23s breakthrough last season.

A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Davies is now firmly on the comeback trail and the club’s academy coaches are pencilling him in to return next week.

The youngster hopes to be involved for either the Spurs Under-23s against West Ham on 18 October or for the club’s Under-18s against Stoke City next Saturday, 16 October.

Davies has been wearing a protective boot on his injured leg but is close to being fit to play again.

The Hackney-born youngster is so highly rated at Spurs that he made two appearances for their Under-23s in Premier League 2 last season even though he was still a first-year scholar and only 16.

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Now in the second year of his scholarship, Davies is hoping to soon add to those appearances as well as the five he has made in the Under-18 Premier League.

Davies is among a crop of exciting young players at Tottenham regarded as capable of establishing themselves in the first team in the future.

The one who has rose to prominence most quickly is Dane Scarlett, also 17, who has already made six senior appearances.

Davies’ senior Tottenham namesake is also currently on the sidelines.

He has missed Spurs last two matches with an appendix problem and then withdrew from the Wales squad on Wednesday due to illness.

In other news, Tottenham “open talks” to sign 21-year-old sensation after he makes up his mind to quit top club.