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Spurs backed to find striker solution: ‘But it won’t be Kane mark II’

Spurs take on Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea in a London derby next Thursday, while a busy February schedule also includes meetings with in-form rivals West Ham and top-flight leaders Manchester City as well as an FA Cup fifth-round contest against Everton and two-legged Europa League last-32 tie against Wolfsberger AC of Austria.

Before all that, Tottenham – who are also without the likes of Sergio Reguilon, Giovani Lo Celso and Dele Alli due to injury – visit the south coast this weekend looking to swiftly bounce back from an error-strewn defeat to Liverpool.

And though Brighton chief Potter knows Tottenham do not have another player of Kane’s quality and skill-set to throw in on Sunday, he is still expecting Mourinho to settle on an effective plan without a player who has scored 14 goals and laid on 13 assists in 26 matches so far this season.

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Tottenham talisman Harry Kane is facing weeks on the sidelines with two separate ankle injuries

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“It would be unfair of me to say they have got another Harry Kane in their group, because he’s a top player, the captain, the leader,” said Potter.

“It’s hard to replace him, they will have to find a different solution of course and the squad that Tottenham have, the skill that Tottenham have, they will find that solution.

“But it won’t be a Harry Kane mark II, that’s for sure.”

Brighton have their own injury issues to contend with for the visit of Spurs, with highly-rated full-back Tariq Lamptey still out along with striker Danny Welbeck.


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