Tottenham have been handed a huge double fitness boost with Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld stepping up their respective returns from injury.
Kane has been sidelined since picking up an ankle injury in the win over Sunderland in September, while his defensive teammate picked up a setback in the draw with West Bromwich Albion last month.
Their absences have played a part in Spurs going without a win in their last five games in all competitions, and so Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to get them back as soon as possible.
The signs are positive ahead of a big week for the club with their Champions League tie against Bayer Leverkusen followed by the north London derby against Arsenal on Sunday.
According to Matt Law of The Telegraph, Kane returned to full training with his teammates on Tuesday morning while Alderweireld resumed work in the gym and continued his work alone.
Harry Kane training with the Tottenham team this morning. Alderweireld working in the gym #thfc
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) November 1, 2016
In turn, Kane is undoubtedly ahead of him in terms of a return to action, and could even be included in the squad for the midweek European game with a view of being passed fully fit to face the Gunners.
Alderweireld may need a little more time to recover, but the fact that he has now returned to training and is working hard to make his comeback suggests that he may not be too far behind.
Their respective returns can’t come soon enough to help Spurs get back on track, but on the other side of it, Pochettino will also be wary of not rushing them back to avoid any further setbacks in the weeks ahead.