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Spurs v Irons: It’s looking good

Coufal suspended for Spurs

Hopes remain high inside the London Stadium that the Carabao Cup quarter final between the Irons and Spurs will be played at the North London Stadium next Wednesday.

Claretandhugh’s Dave Langton reported yesterday, via his own sources, that Spurs – who were the first club to see games postponed – were in much better shape and that all looked well as far as the match is concerned.

Obviously there is always a danger of another  outbreak but with training ground precautions well in place at both clubs. things are looking good right now.

And Mail Sport has confirmed Dave’s information today reporting: “Spurs were the first Premier League club to be hit by the Omicron variant last week and saw games against Brighton and Rennes postponed after cases reached double digits among players and staff.

Those who tested positive for the virus are expected to return in the next couple of days after completing their 10-day self-isolation period.

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Spurs’ clash with Leicester on Thursday was postponed despite initial demands to have the game called off were rejected, but Sunday’s clash with Liverpool is due to go ahead.”

The problem on that occasion affected the Foxes not Spurs!

West Ham are also in a good place as things stand – again seeing their training ground protocols paying off. We are told that no player has tested positive.

However, with the Norwich game having been postponed Vladi Coufal will be suspended for a match which could see the Irons head into the semi finals of the competition.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon