Tottenham morning news: Early team news; Sherwood on youth chances

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A select round-up of morning news relating to Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur play Stoke City this afternoon, and in early team news the BBC reports that Michael Dawson will return for Spurs following a hamstring injury. However, Jan Vertonghen is not yet available for selection.

Doubts remain over Mousa Dembele’s inclusion while the trio of Erik Lamela, Etienne Capoue and Kyle Walker are all still out.

Tottenham will no doubt be aware of the likely Manchester United resurgence under caretaker manager Ryan Giggs, meaning the North London side will have to keep winning to ensure Europa League qualification next season.

In other news, Spurs boss Tim Sherwood believes his current club are too enamoured by big-name signings – even when their next generation are beginning to shine.

“Tottenham fans like signings,” Sherwood told the Express.

“Harry Kane has scored three in three. But if he has not scored in half an hour they are still signing Robbie Soldado’s name to come on. It is very difficult.”

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