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Hugo Lloris out, Soldado doubtful for Spurs tie at Burnley

Spurs' world class keeper needs a little more time to heal.

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Team news is out for the Easter Sunday match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley FC at Turf Moor, and as expected Hugo Lloris has been ruled out of the match with a leg injury. Hugo was injured early in Tottenham's last match against Leicester City after he collided with Kyle Walker in the box. He was stretchered off with a leg injury.

No big surprise here. We previously reported that Hugo would likely not be available for selection until Tim Sherwood's return to White Hart Lane as manager of Aston Villa. And frankly, there's no real reason to rush him back. While Burnley isn't a gimme win (there are no gimmes in the EPL), Spurs should, at least in theory, be able to handle a relegation-threatened side with Michel Vorm between the sticks. And if they can't, well, we already know Spurs have bigger problems with their defense than whoever plays keeper.

Roberto Soldado is also a doubt for selection as he continues to recover from a knee injury. Presumably Emmanuel Adebayor will be on Tottenham's bench if Soldado is not ready to go.