Matt Doherty could make his first domestic appearance since the middle of August when Tottenham travel to Burnley on Wednesday night.

The right-back suffered a knock whilst on international duty with the Republic of Ireland earlier this month and was forced to sit out the games with Newcastle, Vitesse and West ham.

Doherty hasn’t featured for Spurs since he played 90 minutes in the Conference League game against Mura last month having slipped behind Japhet Tanganga and Emerson Royal in the right-back pecking order, but Nuno Espirito Santo said that he’s back in contention to feature in the Carabao Cup fourth round tie at Turf Moor tomorrow.

“He’s back in the group, that’s good news. He’s going to be in the squad, but it’s up to us to decide the right moment to integrate all the players,” the Spurs boss told the official club website.

Doherty’s return means that Ryan Sessegnon, who’s not played since August, remains the only absentee ahead of the trip to Lancashire after Santo revealed that he’s still not fit enough to resume training after missing the previous 10 games through injury.



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