Walker set to make Tottenham comeback against Besiktas

Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker is set to make his comeback after nine months out with a pelvic injury as his side take on Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday, reports the London Evening Standard.

The former Sheffield United man’s last appearance came way back on March 13, and his absence has caused him to miss out on going to his first World Cup with England, for which he otherwise would have been in contention.

While he has been away, Spurs have found it difficult to fill the void on the right side of their defence, with Eric Dier – a natural centre-back – and Kyle Naughton having not convinced while deputising.

He is expected to play some part in Istanbul as Tottenham look to secure top spot in Europa League Group C, with both sides having already qualified for the round of 32. Merely avoiding defeat would be enough for Mauricio Pochettino, who is unlikely to rush Walker back into first-team action with the busy festive period coming up.

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