Hugo Lloris back in Tottenham first-team training to boost Jose Mourinho

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Hugo Lloris has returned to Tottenham training three months after dislocating his elbow at Brighton at the start of October.

The Tottenham captain has missed 20 matches across all competitions, during which time Mauricio Pochettino was sacked, and Jose Mourinho installed.

This injury has sidelined the France international goalkeeper for the longest spell in his career, 103 days and counting.

Paulo Gazzaniga has deputised in Lloris’ absence, and baring a few errors the Argentine has made a smooth transition and largely impressed during a turbulent period for the club.

But with Tottenham’s stand-in skipper Harry Kane sidelined until April at the earliest, Mourinho will be keen to add Lloris’ leadership to his side at the earliest opportunity – especially considering their poor defensive record.

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Spurs have only kept since Mourinho’s arrival in their 15 matches played. That came in the 5-0 win at home to Burnley in the Premier League at the start of December.