Scott Parker and Benoit Assou-Ekotto have returned to first-team training and could feature in Tottenham's Barclays Premier League game against Swansea.
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Manager Andre Villas-Boas said Parker, who has not played this season due to an Achilles injury, and Assou-Ekotto, who has been out for three months with a knee problem, could feature this weekend, but hinted that they are more likely to be on the bench than in the starting XI.
Winger Gareth Bale (hamstring) will train on Saturday, but is unlikely to feature, and Younes Kaboul (knee) is out, but captain Michael Dawson is likely to feature after overcoming his hamstring injury.
Swansea captain Ashley Williams returns from suspension for the game.
Wales international Williams missed the 1-0 Capital One Cup quarter-final victory over Middlesbrough on Wednesday night, with fellow defender Garry Monk skippering the side in his absence.
Gerhard Tremmel is set to continue in goal with Michel Vorm still sidelined by a groin problem, while thigh trouble means Pablo Hernandez remains absent this weekend although it appears likely that both injured players will be back in action during Swansea's busy period of Christmas and New Year fixtures.
Tottenham (from): Friedel, Lloris, Gomes, Cudicini, Walker, Naughton, Assou-Ekotto, Gallas, Caulker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Lennon, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Falque, Carroll, Mason, Livermore, Sandro, Huddlestone, Dembele, Parker, Dempsey, Adebayor, Defoe.
Swansea (from): Tremmel, Cornell, Bartley, Flores, Williams, Britton, Michu, Graham, Dyer, Routledge, Monk, Shechter, Moore, de Guzman, Tiendalli, Rangel, Ki Sung-Yeung, Agustien, Davies.