Tottenham Hotspur are fast approaching the busiest time of their 2015-16 fixture list. With Norwich slated for Boxing Day, followed by Watford on Monday the 28th, and Everton scheduled for the Sunday after New Years Day, Spurs are set to face three Premier League foes in 9 days. This is always a trying time for any Premiership team, but Spurs look to be well placed for the coming gauntlet. Spurs officials released medical news on its players and the squad looks to have a clean bill of health.
TEAM NEWS: "We have very good news. @RyanMason has trained this week and is available if I decide to pick him." pic.twitter.com/9iZJs9PufB— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 23, 2015
Mauricio: "Clinton and @pritch_93 are still out. Everyone else in the squad is available for selection." #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 23, 2015
Pretty great news overall. Clinton being ruled out is no surprise as it was reported that he will undergo knee surgery after picking up an injury against Monaco. Pritchard too is out, but again he is nursing a long-term injury and was not expected to be fit for the Holiday period.
Mason's health is nice to see. He scored the late game-winner against Sunderland on September 13th, but was injured on the play. He returned a few weeks ago, only to pick up another knock. Mason's play was picking up steam before the Sunderland game and upon his return, he put in a nice shift against Chelsea in Spurs 0-0 draw with the Stamford Bridge side.
Mauricio Pochettino will need all hands on deck and Mason is an important piece in that puzzle. It'd be difficult to expect Alli, Dier, and Dembélé to play significant minutes in both the Norwich and Watford fixtures. Considering that Mason can either play behind the striker in the attacking band of three or in the more offensive role of the double pivot, his health is a bonus for selection.
Lastly, Josh Onomah started for the U21s match today against FC Porto. This probably rules him out of the rotation for the Norwich game at least.