Report: Kyle Walker likely to be selected for Tottenham's next game with Kieran Trippier set to miss out

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Mauricio Pochettino's side travel to the Etihad to face Manchester City in a crucial game at the top of the Premier League.

Kyle Walker is likely to return to the Tottenham side for their crucial clash with Manchester City on Sunday, according to the London Evening Standard, meaning that Kieran Trippier is set to miss out on the game at the Etihad.

Despite Walker spending the majority of the season at right-back - with Trippier featuring just once in the league before Christmas - it will perhaps be considered a surprise if Mauricio Pochettino decides to select him against City as the former Burnley man has really started to show what he is capable of in recent weeks. 

Spurs are unbeaten in the five league games that Trippier has played this season, and it was his second-half goal that clinched the three points against Watford in their last game.

Nevertheless, with Tottenham arguably needing to get a positive result to stay in touch with current Premier League leaders Leicester, Walker's greater experience of featuring in high-profile games has been suggested by the Evening Standard as a reason for the change. 

With the attacking strength that the Sky Blues possess, Pochettino's knowledge of what Walker is likely to bring to the game may well be the factor that tempts the manager to select him rather than Trippier.  

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