Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has received a big boost ahead of the club's Premier League clash with Stoke City on 15 August after Hugo Lloris completed 90 minutes of a U21 side match against Everton. The team won 4-1 with Alex Pritchard scoring a brace.

The France international goalkeeper watched the opening day defeat against Manchester United from the bench after missing much of the club's pre-season due to a wrist injury sustained in July.

Meanwhile, Pritchard, who has returned to Spurs this summer following an impressive loan spell at Brentford, also missed the trip to Old Trafford after injuring his ankle in July on England duty at the European Under-21 Championships.

But the duo look ready to return to the starting XI for the first home game of the season after the U21 win.

The goalie completed the whole game while the 22-year-old midfielder had an impressive return to action, netting twice in 45 minutes.

Lloris may regain the goalkeeper's jersey ahead of Michel Vorm against stoke, while Pritchard admitted his performance made him confident of returning to Pochettino's matchday squad.

"It's always good to get back out there and play proper football, especially with the younger lads. It was my first full training session on Sunday so to get 45 minutes under my belt was good to kick on after the weekend," the midfielder said to the club's official website.

"The main thing is to get minutes in because I haven't played any matches in pre-season so to come back, get the game time and then to score two goals to help the team win is obviously a plus.

"I've been grafting for a while now and hopefully that will help me get into the squad. I'm ready to kick on now."