Harry Kane begins stint on the sidelines for Tottenham against Gillingham

Harry Kane begins stint on the sidelines for Tottenham against Gillingham

Harry Kane will miss Tottenham's EFL Cup third-round tie against Gillingham after damaging ligaments in his right ankle.

Kane's absence means Vincent Janssen is likely to start up front at White Hart Lane and Danny Rose is also out as he recovers from a hamstring problem.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino is expected to rotate his starting line-up, meaning Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier are unlikely to be risked after they both suffered from cramp last weekend.

Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh and midfielder Jamie O'Hara are both returning to their former club.

Edinburgh spent 10 years at Spurs between 1990 and 2000, and he won both the League Cup and FA Cup with the north London side.

However O'Hara, who played for Tottenham between 2007 and 2011, is struggling with a heel injury and is unlikely to feature.

Gillingham defender Ryan Jackson is back from suspension and available for the clash while Rory Donnelly has recovered from a knock and is also expected to travel.