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10th Mar, 2017 | 1:45pm

Tottenham blow as key player ruled out until April

By Matt Farr

Tottenham have confirmed that crocked defender Danny Rose is expected to be back in action in April.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino had claimed at the start of last month that Rose’s knee injury was only minor but the club posted on their official Twitter account on Friday that the defender will not player for at least another three weeks.

The news will come as a blow to the club with Rose, 26, regarded as a crucial part of their bid for success this season.

Rose has established himself as arguably the best left-back in the Premier League, putting in a string of excellent performances before his progress was cut short by a knee injury.

The England international has made 21 appearances for Tottenham this season, scoring two goals and contributing four assists.

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April’s Premier League fixtures sees Tottenham go up against Arsenal in the north London derby at the end of the month, preceded by a series of winnable clashes against sides currently in the bottom half of the table.

Therefore, Rose will be returning at an important time for Tottenham in the pursuit of Champions League football ahead of next season.

It was also confirmed that Erik Lamela is making progress in his own recovery from injury, and is continuing his outdoor work and rehabilitation.

Tottenham are next in action against Millwall on Sunday in their FA Cup sixth round clash.

In other Tottenham news, fans have reacted to Vincent Janssen’s Twitter post ahead of the meeting with Millwall.

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