Spurs Reporter Alasdair Gold has dropped a promising injury update concerning Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Oliver Skipp.
In a recent video posted on his YouTube channel, the football.london journalist revealed that the 21-year-old – who has not featured for Tottenham since the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea back on January 23 should be in contention for a return to the Spurs side when Newcastle United visit north London on April 3.
According to Gold, Spurs head coach Antonio Conte has claimed the central midfielder is feeling less pain as he continues his recovery from a pelvic injury and he could even return to the fray when Newcastle head to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 3.
“There are positives from the two-week break. Oliver Skipp – I finally asked about him and got some positive news ahead of the [Newcastle] game.
“Conte said that he’s starting to feel less pain and he said he’d be back after the international break. So, I pushed that a little bit and said: ‘Do you mean the Newcastle game?’ And he said: ‘Let’s see. We need to see how he responds over the next couple of weeks.’ So, fingers crossed that get fixed.
“I think, definitely, Skippy will be the first substitute that comes on in those first few games he’s back. I think Conte will very quickly try and find a way to get him on, especially if energy levels are flagging because he loves Skippy – he trusts him.”
The 21-year-old’s prolonged absence has clearly frustrated Conte as he recently suggested the north Londoners’ doctors should publicly explain why Skipp remains on the treatment table.
The north Londoners will be hoping to break into the top four when domestic football returns in the early stages of next month, having moved to within three points of arch-rivals Arsenal, who currently occupy the final Champions League qualification spot.