Maddison 'ready to start' for Spurs in Man City FA Cup tie

AFP , Thursday 25 Jan 2024

James Maddison could return from injury in Tottenham Hotspur's FA Cup tie at home to holders Manchester City but manager Ange Postecoglou has yet to decide if the midfielder will start in Friday's fourth-round clash.

James Maddison
File Photo: Tottenham Hotspur s English midfielder #10 James Maddison celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England, on August 26, 2023. AFP


Maddison has been out of action since suffering ankle ligament damage in a 4-1 loss to London rivals Chelsea in the Premier League on November 6.

England international Maddison impressed after joining Spurs from Leicester in a £40 million ($51 million, 47 million euros) move in June, scoring three goals in 12 appearances.

Maddison is now set to feature against City but Postecoglou has still to decide on his starting lineup.

"He's trained all week and he is fine," Postecoglou told a pre-match press conference on Thursday.

"He is available and ready to start... when someone is available, I assume they are ready to start.

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

"Like I said, the beauty of it is he's got through the week really well and is ready to go."

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