By Harry Sykes

Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier have been ruled out of Tottenham’s Premier League clash against Leicester on Thursday night – and Spurs fans have reacted with humour on Twitter.

Spurs announced on their official account on the social media platform on Wednesday afternoon that right-back pair Walker and Trippier are both absent for the team’s penultimate fixture of an uplifting campaign.

Trippier is sidelined with the concussion he sustained in Sunday’s 2-1 win against Manchester United, while Walker has an ankle injury.

It means that manager Mauricio Pochettino will be unable to call upon four full-backs in total for the clash at the King Power Stadium.

Third-choice right-back Kyle Walker-Peters, 20, is on England duty at the Under-20 World Cup, while Spurs revealed on Tuesday that Danny Rose has had a knee operation and will not play again until next season.

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Walker’s absence comes at a time when he is being so strongly linked with a summer exit that bookmakers Sky Bet on Tuesday evening suspended betting on him joining Manchester City.

Tottenham fans reacted with a mixture of suspicion and humour to the 26-year-old’s ankle injury, with some urging manager Mauricio Pochettino to use fringe attacking midfielder Moussa Sissoko as a makeshift right-back at Leicester.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

In reality, Pochettino is more likely to use one of his centre-backs Eric Dier or Toby Alderweireld at right-back against Leicester, as both have considerable experience of playing in that position.

In other Tottenham team news, an exit-linked Spurs player has bid farewell to the club in an emotional video on Twitter.

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