By Danny Wright

4th May, 2017 | 1:09pm

Tottenham deliver major fitness update on injured 26-year-old

By Danny Wright

Tottenham have confirmed that Danny Rose is likely to return to full training with the first-team next week as his recovery from a knee injury nears completion.

The 26-year-old has been out of action since January but Spurs will now be boosted by the thought that he could play again before the season ends.

The North London club posted the major update on their official Twitter account on Thursday.

“Stepping up his integration into first-team training, with a view to returning to full training next week,” said the tweet.

Rose has missed 16 games in all competitions with his current knee injury and will definitely not be taking part in Spurs’ trip to West Ham on Friday night.

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Mauricio Pochettino’s side have only lost one Premier League game in the left-backs absence, but crashed out of both the FA Cup and Europa League after defeats from Chelsea and Gent.

Ben Davies has been the main man to step into the first-team during Rose’s long spell on the sidelines while Pochettino risked playing Son Heung-Min as a left wing-back in the FA Cup semi-final loss against Chelsea.

Rose, a 12-time England international, has made 21 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring two goals and supplying four assists.

Spurs go into their trip to West Ham knowing that a win can put them within a point of league leaders Chelsea.

Antonio Conte’s side have to wait three days before they can issue a response though, as they welcome Middlesbrough to Stamford Bridge.

In other Tottenham news, Vincent Janssen has delivered a message to fans ahead of the Hammers fixture.

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