Spurs Team News: Sherwood Offers Update On Chiriches, Sigurdsson, Lamela + More
Tottenham take on Newcastle United at St James Park on Wednesday evening looking to close in on the top four of the Premier League. Here’s the latest team news.
Tottenham Hotspur take on Newcastle United at St James Park on Wednesday evening looking to close in on the top four of the Premier League.
Boss Tim Sherwood has been speaking to the media today and gave the clubs official Twitter account the latest team news including an update on the fitness of Vlad Chiriches, Gyli Sigurdsson and Erik Lamela.
Chiriches has been on the sidelines for almost two weeks after picking up a back injury and there were reports in this mornings newspapers that claimed the defender had suffered a set back in his recovery and was set to miss the next six weeks.
While Sherwood refused to put a timescale on it, he did confirm that the centre-back was set to be out for ‘some time’, meaning that Jan Vertonghen and Michael Dawson are likely to continue at the back with Younes Kaboul still lacking match fitness.
The Spurs boss also confirmed that record summer signing Lamela has suffered a set back in his recovery from a thigh injury with the attacker set for another spell on the sidelines after the problem spread to his back.
However, there was some good news with Sherwood revealing that Sigurdsson – who has also been on the sidelines in recent weeks – is not far away from making a comeback. Sherwood told the clubs Twitter account:
“Gylfi’s not too far away. Vlad has a back injury and it might be some time before he returns.”
“Erik had a thigh strain, he’s over compensated and now it’s referred to his back. He might be out for a while as well.”
Andros Townsend could be in line to make his first start since December after coming through a second half substitute appearance on Sunday unscathed, but Sandro remains out with a calf problem.
Spurs head into the midweek fixtures sitting three points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool following their 1-0 win over Everton at the weekend, so Sherwood will be hoping to pick up another three points and keep the pressure on their top-four rivals.
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