RALPH Hasenhuttl has hinted that he could drop Che Adams in favour of Danny Ings against Tottenham this afternoon.

Adams is yet to find the back of the net in the Premier League since joining in the summer from Birmingham for £15m.

And after Ings bagged two goals against Pompey in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, Hasenhuttl admitted he could swap the two players around at White Hart Lane.

Hasenhuttl said: “He [Ings] had a very good pre-season without injuries which is very good for him. He is in the best shape I have seen him in.

“But we had with Che Adams a new signing. We have with Moussa and Sofiane new quality in the offensive line.

“Sometimes, when you play with a back five, there are only a few spots you can really fight for. That means it’s not easy to come into this team.

“I always say the best way to show up is by good performances and scoring goals because then the manager can’t look on other players.”

Adams has so far started every game this season, with Ings being reduced to a spot on the bench three times.

The former Birmingham ace has been unlucky not to score, especially against Sheffield United where he had a handful of chances.

However, Hasenhuttl admitted that goals are the main currency for strikers which has put Adams’ place in the starting XI under threat.

He added: “Strikers are always working hard for the team and helping the team to win. Che did this very good in the last game.

“In the end, it’s also about scoring and he had a lot of chances to play and when the others are scoring more at the moment then it’s maybe when we change something and someone else gets the chance.

“But that’s only for the moment. Once the first pressure is off then maybe it is easier for him to come back.

“He was unlucky against Sheffield United because there could have been more goals, but there are always a lot of fights for this position in the Premier League.”