Just two Tottenham loanees were in action over the past week as injuries continued to plague the Lilywhite loanees.
Here is the latest on each of them heading into the World Cup.
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Destiny Udogie (Udinese)
Udogie was sidelined through injury after picking up a thigh strain, meaning that he missed Udinese’s 1-1 with Lecce.
Quizzed about what he was doing to prepare for his move to north London next summer, he confessed to already be following the fate of the Lilywhites this season.
“From next year I’ll think about Tottenham”, he explained. “I know it’s the most difficult, beautiful and intense league. I follow the team, to see how they play and what players there are.”
Troy Parrott (Preston North End)
Parrott is expected to be sidelined until after the World Cup after picking up an injury at the beginning of October against Norwich.
Joe Rodon (Stade Rennais)
Joe Rodon missed his side’s weekend clash with Lille through illness [as per fotmob] but played 90 minutes three days earlier as he helped his side into the knockout stages of the Europa League, where they have been drawn against Shakhtar Donetsk in the last 32.
Speaking about his start to life in France, the Welshman was quick to point to the atmosphere as a major selling point, telling the media:
“The stadium is bigger, the atmosphere is crazy, the fans are incredible. I feel a bit like I’m at home,”
Dane Scarlett (Portsmouth)
Scarlett missed Portsmouth’s FA Cup win over Hereford amid speculation that Spurs could recall the striker in January. The Lilywhites did not give Pompey permission to include the teenager in their squad, though Blues boss Danny Cowley afterwards revealed that they would do so from now on.
”Tottenham have said to us that they will allow him to play in the next round if we got through”
“That’s the communication we’ve had with them and we’re hopeful that we might have him for the next one”.
“It’s absolutely the prerogative of the parent club to make that decision so we totally respect that”, he added.
Could he be in line for a January recall?
Tanguy Ndombele (Napoli)
Ndombele returned to England as the Frenchman played 87 minutes of Napoli’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield in midweek. He was then limited to a half-hour cameo against Atalanta, coming on for winger Hirving Lozano to help his side see out a 2-1 win and head 8 points clear atop Serie A.
Alfie Whiteman (Degerfors)
Whiteman was an unused substitute as Degefors held Malmo to a 2-2 draw.
Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal)
Lo Celso missed Villarreal’s defeat to Mallorja with a hamstring injury which is expected to keep him sidelined until the World Cup opener.
Harry Winks (Sampdoria)
Winks continues to be sidelined with injury and has not yet made his Sampdoria debut. He is reportedly considering surgery on his ankle to help fix the issue, according to reports in Italy.