Tottenham Team News: Sherwood Offers Latest On Sandro, Walker, Capoue + More

By on February 26, 2014
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Tottenham Hotspur welcome Dnipro to White Hart Lane on Thursday night for the second leg of their Europa League last 32 tie.

Boss Tim Sherwood has been speaking to the media ahead of the game and gave TottenhamHotspur.com a team news and injury latest, and unfortunately it seems like Spurs have a number of problems to contend with.

Right-back Kyle Walker missed Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Norwich with a hip injury and Sherwood has confirmed the defender will once again be absent tomorrow, while fellow full-back Danny Rose will also be missing after being substituted late in the game with a knee problem.

Etienne Capoue was another who had to be forced off at Carrow Road with an ankle injury and he too will sit out tomorrow’s clash along with long-term injury victims Gylfi Sigurdsson, Vlad Chiriches and Erik Lamela, while Younes Kaboul could be back to face Cardiff on Sunday following a calf strain.

Perhaps the most disappointed player will be Jermain Defoe with Sherwood confirming the striker is set to miss out on making his final appearance for the club before heading off to Toronto due to injury keeping him on the sidelines.

However, there is some positive news with the Spurs boss revealing that Sandro is fit and in contention after a prolonged recovery from a calf injury he picked up against Liverpool back in mid-December.

Here’s what Sherwood told the club website:

“Kyle and Gylfi aren’t fit for this one, but they are on their way back. It won’t be long before they are fit.

“Younes has a calf strain. We’re hopeful that he might be back in contention for the weekend (Cardiff on Sunday), but tomorrow is too soon for him.”

Spurs will be looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg to progress to the next stage of the Europa League, but it looks like they’ll have to do it without a number of first team players and Sherwood will be hoping injuries don’t derail his side during the closing weeks of the season.

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