By Richard Parks
Tottenham duo Danny Rose and Erik Lamela will be sidelined for at least three more games despite returning to first-team training, according to a report.
The Evening Standard claims that the key first-team pair will miss Spurs’ upcoming fixtures against Bournemouth, Real Madrid and Liverpool.
It is said there is an “outside chance” that left-back Rose and attacking midfielder Lamela could make their comebacks on 25 October against West Ham in the League Cup.
But the Standard report that it is more likely they will return in early November and then be fully up to speed for the north London derby against Arsenal on 18 November.
Spurs fans were delighted after pictures on the official club website showed Rose and Lamela taking part in first-team training this week after their lengthy absences.
Rose, 27, has been out of action since January due to a knee injury and has watched from the sidelines as teammate Ben Davies has filled in admirably at left-back.
Meanwhile, Argentina international Lamela has not featured since October 2016 and has undergone double hip surgery.
In other Tottenham team news, the club have dropped a major transfer hint after omitting a key first teamer from the club’s official 2018 calendar.