Search

Spurs team news: Trio could return from injury against Hull

15:16 31 January 2014

Paulinho

Paulinho

EMPICS Sport

Tim Sherwood reports that Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul and Paulinho are all in contention to return from injury when Tottenham visit Hull tomorrow.

Centre-backs Vertonghen and Kaboul are yet to play for Sherwood due to the length of their absences, while midfielder Paulinho has missed the last five games after limping out of the 3-0 home win over Stoke on December 29.

“There are a few coming back,” said Sherwood. “Andros [Townsend] and Erik Lamela are not training but everyone else is up for selection, which is good news. On deadline day it’s like having new signings.

“Jan Vertonghen’s back in – so is Younes Kaboul and Paulinho. What about Sandro? No.”

Paulinho put in a strong display against Stoke on his last outing, before suffering ankle ligament damage after a tackle from Charlie Adam.

Sherwood said: “I was impressed, I think I’ve said before that he gave me a right eye-opener in that game and he’s certainly in contention for tomorrow.

“I’ve watched Jan from afar and he’s possibly the best left-sided centre-back in the division. We’ve just got to make sure that if I put him back in he’s right to perform.”

There have been rumours that Spurs might recall Jake Livermore from his loan spell at Hull before the transfer window closes tonight, but Sherwood has poured cold water on the reports.

“Before tomorrow it would be handy,” he joked. “He can’t play anyway tomorrow, but Jake’s a good player and we’ll welcome him back in the summer.

“It’s been a great loan for Jake, he’s churned out the games in the Premier League, which is what we wanted him to do.

“It happened with Danny Rose when we sent him up to Sunderland, just to get those games under their belts, to prove to everyone that they can perform against our opposition.”

While Livermore will be ineligible to face his parent club tomorrow, Spurs are likely to come up against one of their former players, Tom Huddlestone, who was sold to Hull last summer.

“I think he’s been fantastic,” said Sherwood. “It’s obviously a massive coup for a club like Hull, with respect, to get a player of the quality of Tom Huddlestone and I think Brucie [Steve Bruce] has appreciated the qualities that Tom’s brought to that side. I’m just hoping he has a shocker tomorrow.

“We brought in a lot of other players and sometimes players can be at a club too long and become stale.

“He [Huddlestone] looks like he’s got a new lease of life. He’s not missed football either – he had a lot of injury problems here at Tottenham, so the club have made the choice to move on and we brought in some excellent players.

“They [Hull] have added a few players, [Nikica] Jelavic and [Shane] Long, and I’m sure Tom will be getting that right-foot wand ready to be hitting them on the run. We’re hoping to stop that supply to their front players and get on the front foot ourselves.”

Follow me on Twitter @BenPearceSpurs

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Yesterday, 22:17

Heung-Min Son was on target again as Tottenham triumphed 1-0 against CSKA Moscow in Russia in their second Champions League group game. Here are five talking points.

Yesterday, 15:43

Cumberland’s men’s team have been crowned Middlesex champions.

Yesterday, 14:25

Summer signing Matt Guise-Brown struck twice on Saturday, taking his tally to five goals in two games – but Hampstead & Westminster threw away a two-goal lead and were held to a 2-2 draw in their London derby against Surbiton.

Mon, 17:18

Belsize Park sit third in London Division Two North-West - just two points behind leaders Hampstead - after a 36-14 home win over London Nigerian, who beat them twice and pipped them to the Division Three title last term.

Mon, 15:11

Danielle Grant and Souka Trouiller both crossed the line twice as Hampstead Ladies came from behind to secure their second successive league win in Women’s Championship South East Division Two, overcoming Southwold Swallows 29-19.

Mon, 13:42

Saracens suffered the first setback of their Premiership title defence on Saturday as their 17-10 loss to Harlequins at the Stoop ended an incredible 13-match winning run which started back in March.

Mon, 13:03

With the Gunners’ previous league win against Chelsea coming nearly five years earlier, the omens did not look good ahead of Saturday’s London derby.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Middlesex hat-trick hero Toby Roland-Jones says the squad were always confident in their ability to become county champions this year.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Interested in purchasing a flat and want to know the rules, rights and regulations as a leaseholder? Or maybe you are already a leaseholder and want to find out more about extending your lease?

Scores of people visited the opening of Composite Door Master’s first public showroom in Hayes at the weekend, where they were treated to a spectacular show by award winning magician, Marc Oberon.

You’ve got cash, you’ve got style and you’ve got a bursting social calendar, but no time. These Crouch End studio suites to rent could be your dream come true.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now