PHOTO: Kyle Walker back in training and tackling Mousa Dembele

Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker was training with the first-team squad today.

Kyle Walker has been snapped in Tottenham Hotspur training, as he edges closer to a return from injury.

The right-back has been kept out for the entire season so far with an abdominal problem, but it seems he is nearing fitness again.

That will be a major boost for Spurs, who have struggled in the energetic full-back's absence.

So far this season Eric Dier and Kyle Naughton have been used at right-back, but neither offer the same skill-set as Walker does.

Dier has spent his career so far at centre-back and, although he has done a credible job, he hasn't posed as much of an offensive threat as Walker does.

The £4 million summer signing also does not have the pace that Spurs' returning star possesses to cover for his other defenders. 

Naughton, meanwhile, is short of the standard required to play for a top-four chaser and it means that Walker's return will be vital for the side.

It could hardly have come at a more crucial time either as the Lilywhites' form has been disappointing so far this seasonr. 

Spurs are in the bottom half of the table and have lost four of their first six home games, meaning that any positive news coming out of White Hart Lane is a bonus at the moment. 

Tottenham take on Hull City this weekend and they will be hoping that Walker can play some part in the fixture. 

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