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James Maddison is AVAILABLE for Tottenham’s FA Cup tie against Man City on Friday, Ange Postecoglou confirms… with the Spurs star set to return after nearly three months.

Ange Postecoglou has confirmed that Tottenham midfielder James Maddison is available for Friday’s FA Cup clash with Manchester City.

Maddison has not played for Spurs since November 6 due to an ankle injury, but has been training all week ahead of the fourth-round tie in north London.

«Everyone has been fine since the last game,» Postecoglou said in his pre-match press conference.

“Deki (Kulusevski) recovered from illness and the boys had four days off. With Madders training he’s had a full week of training and he’s fine so he’s in a good place.

«He’s available and ready to go… when someone’s available, I assume they’re ready to go.»

Ange Postecoglou has confirmed that Tottenham midfielder James Maddison is available for Friday’s FA Cup clash with Manchester City.

Maddison, 27, has been sidelined since November 6 after picking up an ankle injury

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“Whether they do it or not depends on what I see tomorrow with everyone else and I usually make those decisions on the day of the game.

“Like I said, the good thing is he’s had a really good week and he’s ready.

Postecoglou later confirmed that Sessegnon is also unavailable with a hamstring injury, while Pape Sarr, Yves Bissouma and captain Son Heung-min are away on international duty.

Maddison has been a revelation since joining Spurs from Leicester City in June for a £40m fee.

The attacking midfielder has scored three times and provided six assists in just 11 Premier League appearances.

Such was his form that Maddison was also named Premier League Player of the Month in August as he helped Spurs start the season with a 10-match unbeaten run.

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However, during the fateful 4-1 defeat to Chelsea on 6 November – which saw Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie also ruled out, along with injuries to Brennan Johnson and Micky Van de Ven – Maddison was forced off in the first half with ankle ligaments. damage.

The 27-year-old, who has become a regular fixture in England teams over the past 18 months, has been absent since.

Maddison is also officially the club’s vice-captain after impressing in pre-season, with the playmaker naming Postecoglou before he even turned up.

Spurs vice-captain Maddison has emerged as an inspired signing for Ange Postecoglou

Postecoglou also confirmed that Dejan Kulusevski will be available after recovering from illness

Spurs face Man City in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night after beating Burnley 1-0 in the third round.

It promises to be a tough ask, although recent history favors Postecoglou’s side, with Tottenham winning five and losing just three of the last 10 meetings between the teams.

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