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Spurs star set to return against Panathinaikos

15:12 05 December 2012

Brad Friedel is vying with Hugo Lloris for Spurs

Brad Friedel is vying with Hugo Lloris for Spurs' number one spot. Photo: David Davies/PA

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Andre Villas-Boas looks set to hand Brad Friedel his first Tottenham start in almost a month against Panathinaikos tomorrow.

Hugo Lloris has started in goal for the last five games, but Friedel will be given a chance against the Greeks in the Europa League clash, Villas-Boas confirmed today.

Gareth Bale and Michael Dawson are out with hamstring injuries while long-term absentees Scott Parker (Achilles), Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Younes Kaboul (both knee) remain sidelined.

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

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