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Tottenham's Michael Dawson slides in an attempt to block Luis Suarez's effort at White Hart Lane

Spurs star doubtful as four miss out for Everton clash

Friday, December 7, 2012
11.58 AM

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has only a slim chance of recovering from his hamstring injury in time to face Everton on Sunday.

Winger Gareth Bale is out with hamstring problem while Hugo Lloris is expected to replace Brad Friedel in goal after the American started the Europa League win over Panathinaikos.

Midfielder Scott Parker (Achilles) and left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee) are a week away from full fitness and defender Younes Kaboul (knee) is also unavailable.

Provisional squad: Friedel, Lloris, Gomes, Cudicini, Walker, Naughton, Gallas, Caulker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Lennon, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Falque, Carroll, Mason, Livermore, Sandro, Huddlestone, Dembele, Dempsey, Adebayor, Defoe.