Tottenham Hotspur received a massive boost as defender Kyle Walker took one step closer to full fitness when he successfully completed 90 minutes in a Spurs XI vs Dagenham & Redbridge game.
"Kyle Walker completed 90 minutes for a Spurs XI side predominantly made up of under-21 players in a training match at Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday morning," a statement on the Spurs official site read.
The English right-back, who has been out since the start of the season following an abdominal surgery, is a key member of the Tottenham squad and manager Mauricio Pochettino will be glad to hear the news of his defenders recovery.
Walker made his return to action when he played 67 minutes in an U-21 game against Manchester City on Monday and will be hoping to return to first-team action soon.
The north London club have had a stuttering start to the season and currently find themselves in 10th place with 21 points from 15 games.
The manager has had to chop and change his back four and has employed either Kyle Naughton or Eric Dier, who is primarily a centre-back in the right-back position in the games thus far.
The return of Walker will also be a big boost to England, however the Spurs defender will have his task cut out following the emergence of Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne.
Meanwhile, defender Eric Dier admits that Tottenham need to create more chances and start winning their home games following a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
"Obviously it's always nice to get a clean sheet but for a club like Tottenham, that's not enough. We need to win, especially at home. We need to create more and we must take our chances," Dier said, as quoted on Tottenham's official site.