Tottenham striker Kazaiah Sterling is currently on loan at Doncaster Rovers, where he is being managed by former West Brom manager Darren Moore.
Moore, who of course has experience of managing in the Premier League, has given an update on Sterling’s fitness with an injury which was initially seen as a dead leg now dragging on.
About the injury which has kept Sterling out for five week, he told the Doncaster Free Press: “I think we underestimated it. When it happened I’ll be honest I thought dead leg, which can be anywhere from four days to two weeks tops. With the severity of it we’re just making sure there’s nothing that we’re not detecting.
“We’ve given him the treatment, he’s returned back to his parent club and he’s had a couple of scans. We’re working together with Spurs. If it meant him going back to Spurs because man power and the equipment they’ve got there speeds up the recovery process then great. He’s nearly there. We’ve just got to take every precaution.”
TBR’s View – Sterling needs some luck
Because it’s unlikely Tottenham will attract a backup striker of the right quality when Harry Kane’s position is so secure, their best hope of unearthing one has long since been their academy.
Sterling is one of a few highly-rated forwards to have come through the Spurs ranks in recent years but now he needs some luck with his fitness.
His loan spell at Sunderland was underwhelming last season and he needs to get fit and stay fit in order for this time at Doncaster to be worthwhile too.