Ricketts out for a month

Last updated : 19 January 2005 By Alistair Murray

"It's not a big problem but will take a certain amount of time to settle down," said Spurs Head of Medical Facilities Dr Charlotte Cowie.

The former Arsenal trainee who featured heavily in the Tottenham first team under Glenn Hoddle, and then David Pleat last season, has made five more first team starts in this campaign.

Meanwhile, Tottenham have again been linked with a move for Nottingham Forest winger Andy Reid. The Championship side rejected a £5m offer from the club last summer, but new Forest boss Gary Megson could resign himself to letting the Republic of Ireland international leave in a bid to stave off relegation fears. According to newspaper reports Spurs could finally land Reid for around £3m this month.