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Tottenham midfielder picks up hamstring injury

Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama is reportedly nursing a hamstring problem.

Wanyama scored with a penalty for Kenya in a 3-0 win over Ethiopia – a victory which sealed his country’s qualification for their first Africa Cup of Nations in 15 years.

But he was substituted in the second half, apparently as a precaution after he picked up an injury.

Spurs have serious injury worries at the moment, with Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele having been sidelined along with defenders Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier, while Danny Rose last week had to withdraw from the England squad.

Meanwhile, another Tottenham midfielder, Harry Winks, is expected to start for England in their Nations League match against Spain.

It would be a second cap for Winks, who is back in contention after a long struggle with ankle trouble.

Winks is expected to come in for Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, who is suspended after picking up a yellow card in Friday’s 0-0 draw with Croatia.

Speaking at a press conference on the eve of the match in Seville, England boss Gareth Southgate did not confirm that Winks will be handed a starting place.

But Winks has been strongly tipped to come into the side along with Liverpool’s former Charlton defender Joe Gomez, who is set to replace the suspended John Stones.

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