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Spurs Team News & Injury Update: Latest On Dawson, Lennon & Kaboul

Tottenham Hotspur play Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Here’s a team news and injury update with the latest on Dawson, Lennon and Kaboul.


Premier League action returns this weekend following the two week international break and Tottenham Hotspur play League Cup winners Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Boss Andre Villas-Boas has been giving his press conference on Thursday ahead of the game and gave a team news and injury update including the latest on Michael Dawson, Aaron Lennon and Younes Kaboul.

AVB gave some positive news on Dawson after the defender was forced off at half-time during the 1-0 defeat to Fulham back on March 17th. It was  later revealed the centre-back had a minor muscle injury but it was enough to force him out of England’s World Cup double-header with San Marino and Montenegro but he’s back in contention to play this weekend after coming through training on Thursday.

Winger Lennon missed the Fulham defeat through injury and was also ruled out of action for England, but he too has trained this week and will be assessed prior to the trip to Wales.

One player who’s yet to feature this season in Kaboul with the defender missing the entire season with a knee injury but it seems he’s edging closer to making a first team comeback after Villas-Boas confirmed he’s back training with the squad. Here’s what the Spurs boss told the clubs official website:

“Michael trained fully today with the team and gave a positive response,” reported Andre after training on Thursday.

“Aaron trained fully with the team for the last two days, so they are in contention to come back. Aaron has been excellent for us and it’s good to have him back.”

“Younes has trained with the team, so let’s see how he reacts,”

Now we’ve seen the team news what would be your preferred starting eleven for the game? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Andy

    March 28, 2013 at 6:47 pm


    Smith Dawson Vertonghen B.A.E

    Carroll Holtby

    Lennon Pritchard Bale


    Subs: Kaboul, Cebellos, Caulker, Defoe, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Friedel

    • Aran

      March 28, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      are u having a laugh??? this is one of the most important games we will play all season and you want to hand it over to the kids? nuts mate, i hope your tounge was firmly inserted in your cheek when you wrote that

      • Andy

        March 28, 2013 at 10:06 pm

        I wrote it as a wishlist for next season because Smith is playing for Millwall and Pritchard is not available anyway. So unfortunately would have to put Dembele back in behind Coulthirst and Walker in as right back until Kaboul can play there instead. Don’t rate Dembele much because although he is great with running with the ball, he doesn’t create or score many goals. Pritchard or Christian Eriksen look much better prospects.

  2. Aran

    March 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Lloris, walker, daws, vert, benny
    parker & moussa
    lennon sigs/deuce bale
    i know ive left out Holtby & Adebyaor, the former needs more time in the epl the latter needs to retire asap
    id like to see one of our young forwards on the bench ahead of adebayor, obika, coulibaly (think hes out on loan?) anyway COYS – this is the start of our resurgence – Bale to shine in Wales

  3. John

    March 28, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Lennon back will hopefully bring the wins back we have stuggled to get since his injury! Parker worries me a lot as does walker,hope they can pull it together! As soon as sandro got injured i tought the season had finished but bale and some good luck as kept us in the race! As the luck as seemed to be turning in the last few weeks i hope the team and avb step it up and get us to the promised land. Coy’s

  4. John

    March 28, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Great to see kab coming back as been missed.

  5. gavh27

    March 29, 2013 at 12:19 am

    kaboul played at newcastle first game so he has played. sorry to be picky but poor jounalism

    • Required-name

      March 29, 2013 at 9:16 am

      Poor journalism? Poor comment Gav! It’s a minor technicality that he played against Newcastle! He has been out all season, basically! Why the negative comment about something so small! Comes across as a jumped up I think I know better than you type of comment! Chill out man!

  6. Adeoye papa

    March 29, 2013 at 6:07 am

    we need to be serious wt d rest of our games. let spurs stop being d shadow of arsenal & finish above them even chelsea

  7. A Super Yid

    March 29, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Please Please don,t mess it up this season, must finish above woolwich arse

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