Ledley King targets Tottenham return for Champions League clash with Real Madrid

27 March 2011 10:50
Tottenham have been handed a major boost with Ledley King thought to be a return to first team action just in time for next month's Champions League showdown with Real Madrid.

The defender hasn't played since mid-October, but returned to the bench for Spurs' Champions League clash with AC Milan at White Hart Lane.

In his absence, Michael Dawson has excelled, even staking a claim for a starting berth at international level, while William Gallas has slipped seamlessly into defence since making the switch from Arsenal.

Long live the King: Ledley could return to action next month

King's season, much like his career, has been dogged by injuries, with a chronic knee complaint keeping him from even training on a regular basis.

The 30-year-old's latest setback, a groin injury has prevented him from playing since a 2-1 win over Fulham.

However, sources close to Tottenham's medical team have told the News of the World that they believe King could be fit to face Real Madrid on April 5 in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Should the defender get through the clash with the competition's favourites, Tottenham are confident their club captain can play a major role in the rest of the season run-in.

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Source: Daily_Mail