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Tottenham’s Harry Kane closes in on full fitness

Road to recovery: Kane has issued a positive update PICTURE: PA

TOTTENHAM striker Harry Kane believes he is on course to be fit whenever the season eventually resumes and has urged people to ‘stay safe’ in the meantime.

The England captain has given Spurs fans a glimmer of hope during the coronavirus-enforced break from football with an encouraging progress report on the hamstring injury he suffered during the 1-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day.

Kane believes he will be available by April 30, the date on which the Premier League is currently earmarked to resume, although that may well be delayed further when top-flight clubs meet next week. ‘I’m good,’ said 26-year-old Kane yesterday. ‘From a rehab point of view and personal point of view, I’m doing really well.

‘I’m at a good stage now and just working hard, doing a lot of recovery, a lot of rehab and just waiting to see what happens to the season. I’m not too far away.

‘I would normally hope to be back with the team in two or three weeks. I’m pretty much doing everything, now it’s about building up my fitness.’

Should the season restart any time soon, Kane’s return would be a big boost for Spurs who, with fellow forward Heung-min Son also out, were in dreadful form before the action was halted, crashing out of the FA Cup and Champions League.

‘It’s such a strange situation no one has been in before,’ Kane added. ‘Like anything, you have to take the positives out of it and do what you can.

‘So far, me and the family are well, and I’ll continue to work hard, work in the gym, work from home and do what I can. My family is well, and obviously everyone is thinking about coronavirus at the moment and it’s a time to be together, to stay safe and hopefully everything will be all right.’

■17 — Goals for Kane this term make him Spurs’ top scorer, despite not playing since January 1. Heung-min Son, also injured, has 16 with Dele Alli third on nine