Do Pochettino comments suggest Rose and Pritchard will feature against Stoke?

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The Tottenham Hotspur pair are fit to play this weekend - do the north London side's needs suggest they will?

Mauricio Pochettino has declared Danny Rose and Alex Pritchard fit for Tottenham's weekend Premier League clash with Stoke City.

And, considering the nature of the north London side's 1-0 loss at Manchester United, can fans look forward to seeing both in action?

Indeed, Tottenham's performance was praised at Old Trafford but there was a lack of creativity from out wide - something both Pritchard and Rose can help address.

The only issue with Pritchard, of course, may be his match sharpness, while there is a drawback for Rose in that Ben Davies was generally well received for contribution at Old Trafford against Manchester United.

But Rose has forged a reputation as Pochettino's first-choice left-back and, were it not for injury, it would surely have been him lining up against Louis van Gaal's men instead of his Welsh counterpart.

Now that the duo are fit, then, are they set to feature against Stoke? If Pritchard is sharp enough to make a difference, it should certainly be worth giving him a go - such has been the level of expectation already created by Pochettino this summer. Rose's inclusion would be harsh on Davies but the 25-year-old will certainly offer a lot more going forward...

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