Ramos - King is doing well
Skipper's rehabilitation still on track
By Chris Burton. Last Updated: December 13, 2007 6:56pm
King: Persistant injuries
Juande Ramos has assured Spurs supporters that Ledley King has not suffered any injury setbacks.
King, who endured an injury plagued 2006/07, is yet to feature at all for the club so far this season, but is closing in on a first-team return.
Spurs currently sit just two points above the relegation zone, making a mockery of their pre-season tags as potential top-four challengers.
Their inspirational skipper cannot return soon enough at the moment, as defensive errors have blighted their season so far, and those players brought in to cover for King have failed to make the grade.
Younes Kaboul, thought to be King's long-term successor, has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League, and Ramos has even resorted to playing Didier Zokora at centre-half at times this season in a bid to put an end to the problems.
Happy with progress
King though did manage half a game for the reserves against Fulham last week, and Ramos has said: "He's getting better week by week.
"Last week, he played 45 minutes for the reserves and I'm really happy with the way he is progressing.
"He's certainly not had any setbacks. We just have to make sure that he is ready to play"