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Tottenham midfielder Luka Amos has been ruled out for the rest of the season after damaging knee ligaments, according to the London Evening Standard.

Amos starred during Spurs’ pre-season tour of America and made his debut for the club from the bench in the opening weekend victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

But the 21-year-old will now face a long spell on the sidelines. The Standard claims he twisted his knee in an Under-23s game against Blackburn Rovers and will require surgery once the swelling goes down.

Amos’ injury comes at at a bad time for Mauricio Pochettino, who may have turned to the midfielder for a place on the bench against Barcelona on Wednesday night.

A number of first-team players – including midfielders Mousa Demeble, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen – have been ruled out of the crunch Champions League game, and Amos would have been a useful option.

We think Eric Dier and Harry Winks will start in central midfield against Barcelona – check out our full predicted line-up here.

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