Harry Redknapp looks set to welcome back a quartet of first-teamers for Sunday’s encounter with QPR.
William Gallas (calf), Steven Pienaar (groin), Sandro (calf) and Ledley King (groin) all trained this week and could be available for the 4pm kick off at White Hart Lane.
“William is not going to train today, but he’s trained all week and will train again tomorrow,” Redknapp said on Friday morning.
“He hasn’t played a game since last season and we have to see how he is. He could be involved.
“Steven is on the way back, which is good. He feels a lot better.
“Sandro has had a problem as well. He came on against Arsenal, did great for us, but his calf flared up. He’s had another scan, the scan looks okay, he feels okay and he could be available at the weekend as well.
“Ledley is improving. We’ll wait to see how he is tomorrow and you never know with Ledley, but it doesn’t look like he’s too far away.”
However, Vedran Corluka (foot), Niko Kranjcar (thigh), Michael Dawson (achilles) and Tom Huddlestone (ankle) are the only long term absentees and will certainly miss the London derby.
Potential starting XI:
Friedel; Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Parker, Modric, Bale; Van der Vaart, Adebayor