Tottenham will start Ben Davies against Hull City but Kyle Walker won't make it - report

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Tottenham Hotspur are to hand Ben Davies his league debut for the club against Hull City this weekend but will be without Kyle Walker.

Tottenham Hotspur are set to hand Ben Davies his first Premier League start for the club this weekend.

Danny Rose has failed to recover from a rib injury in time for their match against Hull City and it means Davies will come into the team, according to a report in the London Evening Standard

The summer signing from Swansea City has had to make do with appearances in cup competitions and the Europa League since arriving at White Hart Lane so will be delighted to be handed a first-team opportunity.

Davies will now be looking to nail down his place and prove to boss Mauricio Pochettino that he deserves to be the Argentine's first-choice left-back.

Rose has shown glimpses of ability during the campaign so far but looks vulnerable defensively and there is certainly room for improvement in that position.

Davies will be hoping to show that he has the ability to help tighten up Spurs' defence and recreate the form which convinced the club to part with around £10 million to secure his signature in the summer. 

The hope was that Davies may have been able to partner Kyle Walker as the two side's full-backs on Sunday but the England international has lost his race to be fit in time for the Premier League clash.

Walker has been back in first-team training over the international break, after missing the entirety of the season so far with injury, but Pochettino is determined not to rush him back into the side.

Spurs have struggled at right-back so far this year and Walker will provide them with a major boost in quality when he does return, although it seems he could be waiting a while yet. 

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