Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul will take a huge leap forwards in his return from a knee injury which has kept him out since the opening day of the season by appearing for Spurs' U-21 side this evening.
The Frenchman featured in Tottenham's opening game of the season, a 2-1 defeat against Newcastle at St. James' Park on August 18, before he succumbed to a knee injury which required surgery.
Having gone under the knife, Kaboul, one of Tottenham's finest players last term, was expected to return after around four months - however his rehabilitation has been delayed.
There appears to be light at the end of the tunnel though and having returned to light training last month, Kaboul will feature for Tottenham in their U21 fixture against West Ham at Upton Park this evening.
The-27-year-old is unlikely to make his first team return in Tottenham's fixture Europa League quarter-final 2nd leg tie against Basel on Thursday, but could well be in contention for the game against Manchester City.
His return could be crucial for Tottenham as they go in search of Champions League football this season.
The north London club currently sit in 4th, two points clear of rivals Arsenal who have a game in hand.