Could Pochettino give Wimmer a chance to impress against Leicester in the FA Cup?

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The Austrian defender has struggled for game-time since arriving at Tottenham Hotspur.

When Kevin Wimmer signed for Tottenham Hotspur from Cologne in the summer, it is fair to assume he would have expected to feature more than three times in the first half of the campaign.

He knew it would be a tough task to usurp either Jan Vertonghen or Toby Alderweireld and that he would have to bide his time, but the sheer number of matches Tottenham are required to play suggested the Austrian international would get his fair share of minutes.

But with 2016 upon us, Wimmer is yet to make his Premier League debut and until the Europa League match against AS Monaco in early December he had not tasted any competitive domestic action since September.

While Alderweireld and Vertonghen have formed a seemingly unbreakable partnership in the league, Sunday gives manager Mauricio Pochettino the chance to see what Wimmer can do in the FA Cup, and he could be in for a busy afternoon if he does feature.

Tottenham take on Leicester City at White Hart Lane and there could well be changes in the former’s squad.

Wimmer is more than capable of stepping in, and he can even play as a holding midfielder if required. So what chance the 23-year-old getting another chance to show what he can do in a season that appears to hold limited chances with his teammates flying so high?

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