Perfect timing? Kyle Walker nearing Spurs comeback

The Tottenham and England star may be set to feature against Hull in the coming weeks.

Kyle Walker is reportedly on the cusp of a return to the Tottenham first team, having stepped up his training as he seeks to make a first appearance since March.

There were rumours that Roy Hodgson was considering calling Walker up to the England squad for the games against Slovenia and Scotland, but it looks like the 24-year-old can now focus on getting back on the pitch for what has been a struggling Spurs side in his absence.

The Evening Standard are reporting that the defender is set to join up with the club's Under-21 side this week as he edges closer on a return to the first team, with an optimistic goal of featuring for the Lilywhites as they travel to Hull on November 23rd.

Walker has suffered a nightmare 2014, with the pelvic injury he has carried since the spring ruling him out of the second half of last season as well as all of the 2014-15 campaign so far. On top of that, he went from looking a genuine possibility of being England's first choice right back at the World Cup to having to watch it at home after he wasn't fit enough to join up with the squad in Brazil.

Though Walker has had his critics at Spurs, mainly on account of the vast promise he exhibited at such a young age, it is fair to say the North London side have missed the speedy former Sheffield United star. Fellow Blades graduate Kyle Naughton has been red carded twice already this season in his few games deputising for Walker, and is suspended for the next two domestic fixtures, while 20-year-old Eric Dier has impressed at times while looking woefully out of position at fullback at others, notably for Sammy Ameobi's recent goal for Newcastle in Tottenham's 2-1 loss.

The return of Walker may be just the tonic Spurs are looking for, or at the very least, a genuine piece of good news.

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