PHOTO: The beast is back for Spurs! Can he feature in Europa League?

Sandro played for the Tottenham Hotspur U21 side earlier today, prompting speculation Tim Sherwood will use him against FC Dnipro on Thursday.

Tottenham Hotspur's Under-21 team lost to Bolton Wanderers by a 5-2 score earlier today, Monday, yet the main story to come out of the match was not the resounding nature of the Trotters' victory, but whom was listed as a starter - Sandro, 24, the club's Brazilian defensive-minded midfielder who has been absent since December after suffering hamstring and calf injuries.

Souleymane Coulibaly and Shaq Coulthirst scored first, giving the Lilywhites a 2-0 advantage against Bolton, but the Wanderers scored an astonishing five times in the last 30 minutes to provide the visitors with maximum points, however, Sandro was brought off after 51 minutes.

Now the 24-year-old has not only returned to full fitness but also gotten match practice under his belt, also, there is increasing speculation that he could feature in the club's Europa League examination on Thursday, when Tottenham take on FC Dnipro, a side bossed by a former White Hart Lane manager Juande Ramos, at the Dnipro-Arena in the Europa League round of 32.

Sandro joined Tottenham in 2010 for a reported £10m. He has, thus far this season, made 12 Premier League appearances.

NameTouches / appsPass / appsTackle / appsClearance / appsInterception / appsDuel Won / appsAppsMins
Sandro 35.17 26.42 1.17 1.50 1.75 3.08 12 565

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