Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks is in contention to start against Watford on the weekend as the north London club look to bounce back from the defeat to Leicester, according to a report on the Evening Standard.

The midfielder was forced to miss the midweek defeat to the Foxes due to illness but has recovered and is ready to face Watford.

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Winks has been a revelation for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino this season and has taken his chance in the starting line up in the absence of Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama.

The central midfielder’s performances for his club earned him a call-up to the senior England side by Gareth Southgate and is hopeful of being selected in the World Cup squad which will go to Russia in the summer.

The loss to Leicester sends Pochettino’s men into seventh place in the league table, only one place above their opponents on the weekend.

Spurs know that they must win to keep in touch with their fellow top-four rivals but a defeat to Marco Silva’s men would see the Hornets move onto the same points tally as them.

Winks has added stability in the middle of the field for Spurs, who have missed his composure on the ball in the last few fixtures.