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27-year-old ‘expected’ to start for Tottenham in the FA Cup as early team news emerges – report

The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that their side will have a long run in the FA Cup this season. The Lilywhites look unlikely to challenge for the Premier League title in the second-half of the campaign, leaving the FA Cup as arguably their best chance at silverware.

Standing in their way in the next round is Newport County, and whilst Tottenham will head into the game as favourites, they cannot take the League Two side lightly.

Whilst the game is still a few days away, some early team news – via the Evening Standard – has given fans an insight into how they can expect their side to line up. According to the Evening Standard, the duo of Christian Eriksen and Hugo Lloris are back in contention, whilst both Toby Alderweireld and Harry Winks are unlikely to play.

Significantly, though, owing to an injury to Serge Aurier – which is said to not be serious – the Evening Standard reports that Kieran Trippier is expected to start for the Lilywhites.

Trippier has been in and out of the Spurs first team this season, with Aurier typically taking his place in bigger games. We’ll never know if the Frenchman was likely to feature in this clash, but now it looks like his English rival is going to get the nod.

It’s not a very worrying prospect for our resident Lilywhites, with Trippier more than good enough to deputize. Though the 27-year-old hasn’t been at his best this season, he’s consistent enough to do a job on the right, especially against an opponent like Newport.

Landlord’s Verdict

This is an opportunity for Trippier. Whilst he hasn’t exactly found it hard to get minutes this season, this is a chance for him to well and truly establish himself as first-choice.

A bad performance or two whilst Aurier is out could spell the end for him, whilst a couple of great displays could mean big things.

For what it’s worth, he’s a popular man amongst our resident Tottenham fans.

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