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Spurs Team News: Sherwood Offers Latest On Vertonghen, Kaboul, Sandro & More

Tottenham Hotspur take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium this weekend looking to close in on the top four. Here’s the latest team news from Tim Sherwood.


Tottenham Hotspur take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium this weekend looking to close in on the top four.

Ahead of the game Spurs boss Tim Sherwood has been speaking at his pre-match press conference and gave reporters a team news and injury update, including the latest on Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul, Andros Townsend and Sandro.

French centre-back Kaboul has been plagued by injuries over the past two years and has been restricted to just 9 games so far this season. His last appearance was back in November during Tottenham’s 6-0 drubbing to Manchester City but Sherwood has confirmed the defender is back in training and could be in contention to take on City at White Hart Lane on the 29th of January.

Vertonghen could also feature against the Citizens after returning to training this week following 10 games on the sidelines with an ankle injury picked up against Fulham in early December, but this weekend’s clash with the Swans will come too soon for the defenders.

However, midfielders Sandro and Townsend will be in contention to face the Capital One Cup holders after working on their fitness this week following return to training two weeks ago. Sherwood told The Tottenham Journal:

“They [Kaboul & Vertonghen] are not in contention for this Sunday [away at Swansea] but they’re back in training and they’re moving along nicely,”

“We have a break after this weekend so they should be in contention for that Man City game.

“Quite a lot will be in contention for the weekend. We’re happy with the numbers we have got and the strength of the squad going into this game on Sunday.

“Sandro and [Andros] Townsend are both training so they will certainly be in contention.”

Having Townsend and Sandro available against Swansea, and Vertonghen and Kaboul against City, will be a boost to Sherwood as he looks to continue a promising start to life in the hot-seat at the Lane. The inexperienced coach has seen his options limited by a number of injury problems, but he’s slowly getting his player back and that will only help the north Londoners cause as they push for a top-four finish.

Now we’ve seen the team news, what team would Spurs fans like to see start against Swansea? Share your views below.



  1. Davspurs

    January 17, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Lloris Chadli Dawson Vlad Rose Lennon Sandro Dembele Lamela Townsend Ady

    • johnny hotspur

      January 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      Chadli at right back r u sure?

  2. Pj

    January 17, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Big mistake letting Capoue leave IMHO, he’s a fantastic midfielder! If Sandro doesn’t sign a new deal soon we could be losing him too!
    Levy won’t let anyone stay with 2 years left on there contract unless there not worth anything and Sandro is worth a fortune!
    What if Paulhino fancy a Madrid in the summer? Brazilians will always take Spain over the UK because its so close to there culture.
    Could be another feck up selling Holtby too.

    • jb

      January 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      100% agree. Capoue looked one of our best players in the early part of the season, when he was fit. Napoli will be getting a steal if bought for around what we did. Giving away Chadli when we have no other out-and-out LW is also a mistake. Although they can/have played there neither Lamela, Lennon or Townsend are LW’s or even left-footed. Can’t play to their strengths if they aren’t able to whip the ball in from the byline with accuracy.

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