Jose Mourinho has been boosted by the news that Tanguy Ndombele has returned to first team training.
Spurs have had problems in the midfield for the past month, with Moussa Sissoko and Ndombele both out of action since the New Year’s Day defeat to Southampton.
Gedson Fernandes was brought in on an 18-month loan deal from Benfica and made his first appearance during the 0-0 draw with Watford on Saturday.
Harry Winks has been played in the centre of midfield in the last two Premier League games against Liverpool and Watford with Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso utilised alongside him at various points over the course of the two matches.
But Ndombele has handed Mourinho a huge boost ahead of the midweek clash with struggling Norwich City by returning to training.
In an injury update ahead of the Portuguese boss’ press conference prior to the midweek clash, Spurs confirmed the news that the Freance midfielder was in training with the rest of the squad.
Ndombele has been a frustration for Mourinho and the Spurs fans since his big-money move from Lyon in the summer.
Speaking last week, Mourinho said: “Ndombele is not even coming. Injured and with lots of problems, so you cannot compare what was four years ago in the cycle of four years to what it is now. So we have to work.”
The injury update also confirmed that Ben Davies (ankle), Harry Kane (hamstring) and Moussa Sissoko (knee) all remained sidelined.
Captain Hugo Lloris returned to training last week and could be in line for a place in the squad.