Injury strikes again: How Tottenham can cope without Porro and Udogie

In Thursday's team training, the squad were without Spurs' starting full-backs, but Ange may yet have a plan for Wolves even without his go-to defenders.

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As Spurs gear up to take on Wolves, this time searching for a crucial win, it seems as though they could be without two key players, full-backs Destiny Udogie and Pedro Porro. The team held an open training session this Thursday where, notably, the two defenders were absent.

Udogie has been on a tear in recent weeks, with a goal and assist in hand across the last three fixtures. Porro has also been exceptional this season, with eight assists from right-back in league play, along with an incredible goal against Burnley in the third round of the FA Cup.

The team have yet to confirm the injury status of the players. Even if the worst is confirmed, however, Ange still has plenty of options to work with.

During the ten-game injury spell for Micky van de Ven earlier this season, Ben Davies transitioned into the spot and proved he could play in Ange's high-line. Given his success in an out-of-position center-back role, the left-footed Welshman could be a solid option to fill in for Udogie in what has historically been his preferred position.

VDV could also play down the flank with his impressive speed, allowing for January-signing Radu Dragusin to start in Lilywhite for the first time.

On the right side of the pitch, Emerson Royal would be the likely go-to back-up option. He's featured in 16 matches for the North London club this season, and while his defensive cover is arguably lack-luster, he can do plenty of damage moving up the pitch with his pace on and off the ball and his awareness in attack.

The potential loss of the starters would surely be a set-back for Ange's options for squad selection, but with reinforcements from the transfer market and some experienced faces on the bench, Tottenham may yet be able to stop the onslaught of Wolves' attacking prowess.

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