Hoddle: Wimmer can step up with Vertonghen out

The Belgium international scored an own goal in Spurs’ 3-1 win at Crystal Palace last weekend, before limping off after 75 minutes with a knee injury that will keep him out for action for the foreseeable future.

Austrian international defender Wimmer made his league debut for the Lilywhites by replacing his stricken team-mate, and Hoddle is more than confident that the former Cologne centre-back can now step up to the plate.

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