Is suspension or injury the only way Wimmer will get another first-team chance at Tottenham in the short term?

The Tottenham Hotspur defender has barely featured this season, despite impressing in his two appearances to date.

Tottenham Hotspur’s summer transfer business suggested manager Mauricio Pochettino had identified one area in particular that needed strengthening – the defence.

With Toby Alderweireld, Kieran Trippier and Kevin Wimmer all arriving at the club in quick succession, Spurs suddenly had considerably more defensive options and they now appear to have settled on their best available back-four.

However, with Kyle Walker, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose and Alderweireld playing more often than not, that leaves the likes of Wimmer and Trippier waiting patiently for chances.

In the right-back’s case he has at least got the Europa League, playing every minute in that competition to date. But Wimmer has been less fortunate, making just two appearances and not playing a single minute since late September.

The problem for Wimmer is that his manager will have no inclination to change a winning team, and when you consider that Tottenham are undefeated in their last 13 league matches the simple fact is there is only one likely way the Austrian international is going to add to his match tally in the short term.

If Vertonghen or Alderweireld get suspended or injured then Wimmer is likely to be next in line to feature, despite the continued presence of Federico Fazio at White Hart Lane, but that really does seem the only way the 23-year-old is going to play for now.

Further down the line, expect Wimmer to be vital, but for now he is simply waiting for other players to be unavailable, such is the strength of Tottenham’s formidable squad this season.

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