Tottenham must make a January signing, says Liam Rosenior
Tottenham face Chelsea in second leg of Carabao Cup semi-final on Thursday, live on Sky Sports
Last Updated: 23/01/19 7:41am
Liam Rosenior thinks Tottenham need to make a signing this month if they are going to have a successful season.
Spurs have been hit with a double injury blow as Harry Kane and Dele Alli have both been ruled out until March.
Heung-Min Son is also away at the Asian Cup, leaving Spurs without three of their most important players as they compete in four competitions.
Speaking on The Debate, former Fulham and Hull defender Rosenior said: "They have to bring someone in this month if they want to win a trophy or stay in the top-four race.
"Manchester United are coming up hot on the rails. Chelsea and Arsenal are going through difficult moments but they will be there, so Spurs need to bring someone in."
Fernando Llorente started up front in the absence of Kane as Spurs beat Fulham on Sunday.
Making his first Premier League start of the season, Llorente scored an own goal and also missed several chances.
However, Rosenoir said: "Tottenham's squad says you have to stick with him. At the moment I don't see any other option than sticking with Llorente and trying to get him on form.
"Just as worrying as that was their defensive performance against Fulham in the first half. Davinson Sanchez was out of sorts, Fulham could have scored three or four goals, and if you haven't got your main goalscorer at one end you need to keep the back door shut.
"I think that will be a worry for Mauricio Pochettino going into the next game."
Spurs face Chelsea in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Thursday, live on Sky Sports.
Spurs lead 1-0 from the first leg, and former England defender Stuart Pearce said: "I think the injuries have evened the tie out and it will be a wonderful game.
"I think it's in Chelsea's favour but they are finding goals hard to come by. If Gonzalo Higuain walks in the door and is fit and available that would give them a big lift but they are not clicking in front of goal at the moment."