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Spurs boss admits defender is racing to be fit before end of season

15:01 11 April 2014

Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker

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Tim Sherwood admits Kyle Walker is racing to be fit before the end of the season, but he still expects the right-back to go to the World Cup with England.

Walker has missed the last five games with a pelvic injury and, with five Premier League matches remaining, he is running out of game time ahead of the summer’s tournament in Brazil – but Sherwood is confident that he will remain in Roy Hodgson’s plans.

Asked if Walker is worried that he might miss the World Cup, Spurs’ head coach replied: “I’m not sure if he’s concerned at that length. We’re concerned immediately because he’s not fit and probably it’s very doubtful if he’d be fit for next week as well - but we’re hoping to see him out there on the training field as soon as possible.

“He’s still got a lot of time before the World Cup and there’ll be a few friendlies for England as well. Kyle is one of the best right-backs and I’m sure he’ll be on that plane even if he doesn’t make an appearance for Tottenham by the end of the season.”

Walker is not the only absentee at White Hart Lane, with Erik Lamela, Jan Vertonghen, Roberto Soldado, Mousa Dembele and Etienne Capoue also out of action, and Sherwood says there will be no reinforcements for tomorrow’s trip to West Brom.

“No-one’s coming back,” he said. “It’s Soldado’s second day training today but he got carried off at Liverpool so I’m surprised he is back so quick.

“I’m pleased but we can’t rush him back after a hamstring injury as it is liable to go again so we have to be careful with that one.”

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