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Antonio Conte has reported a clean bill of health for Tottenham Hotspur supporters.

Well, kind of.

Tottenham resume their Champions League qualification effort with a tricky visit to Brentford on Saturday afternoon.

Spurs are going into the encounter on the back of a shock defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion last time around.

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But the only players that Conte is missing are the long-term absentees – like Matt Doherty, Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp – which the Italian manager has branded as ‘good news’.

He told the club’s official website: “We have these three players out, and no further news, which is good news.”

Boost?

In a word, definitely.

This is a massive period of the season for Tottenham.

They are fourth in the Premier League but only ahead of Arsenal on goal difference with seven matches apiece to play.

In other words, it’s absolutely good news that Conte has no further injury concerns, beyond those already ruled out for a while.

We’ve seen how detrimental it can be for competitive clubs to miss big players, with injury-hit Arsenal having lost their past three Premier League games prior to beating Chelsea last night.

So if Tottenham are fighting fit for the most part for Saturday’s trip to Thomas Frank’s troops, it bodes well.

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