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‘Hoping to be back for Brighton’ – Conte’s first-choice for the position is out of next two games

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Ryan Sessegnon is not expecting to be involved in Tottenham Hotspur’s next two games as he looks to put his torrid injury problems behind him once and for all, according to a report from ESPN, writes the TBR.

Sessegnon has endured an agonising time over the last few weeks. He came off at half-time during the emphatic win over Everton due to a hamstring problem. His withdrawal came after the 21-year-old had enjoyed a much brighter spell.

Sessegnon established himself as first-choice for Antonio Conte after a difficult time at Tottenham. In fact, his run of six consecutive appearances was his longest for Spurs.

Initially, it was hoped that he would return after the international break. He played no part in their next three Premier League games. However, it seems that Tottenham may have to wait a little longer for Sessegnon to return.

ESPN is now reporting that Sessegnon is hoping to be in contention to face Brighton in mid-April. That means that he is set to miss the clashes with Newcastle and Aston Villa.

It is noted that Sessegnon is very keen to avoid returning too early after such a frustrating time.

For much of his spell, it appeared that Sessegnon may be facing a fight to make the grade with Tottenham. He had simply been unable to force his way into the fold.

However, that had started to change under Conte. He has described him as ‘fantastic‘. And he believes that he has a huge amount of potential.

But clearly, performances are not the only way for players to earn trust. It helps if they can be relied upon to stay fit. And unfortunately, Sessegnon is struggling on that front.

He has shown what he can be capable of. If he can just have some luck with his fitness, Sessegnon has every chance to make himself a huge player for Tottenham in the years to come.