Adebayor training and could be included in Spurs squad

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has revealed that striker Emmanuel Adebayor has returned to training with the first team and could be in line to return to the squad this weekend for spurs game against Manchester City.

The Togo international has not played all season and it had been reported that he was struggling with an ankle injury which is what has kept him on the sidelines and not the fact that he has simply been dropped.

Villas-Boas told the media earlier today [Friday]

“We have trained 4-4-2 this week and played a local game on Friday,” he said. “We can revert to it in the future. But I am not sure now is the right time because we have been very consistent defensively.

“It is still 4-2-3-1. We tried a little bit with Soldado and Adebayor up front. It is something we did a bit last season so it is not something we have to spend a lot of time

“Ade alone or with another striker is a great striker so you don’t need to teach him a lot. You don’t need to teach him about systems.

“We have two performing strikers – Ade has not had chance to get into the team yet but I am sure he will perform when he does.

“Our likely approach is to go with one up front and they are very close to each other. It is even a possibility Ade could play the game. It will be the decision that is best for the team and best for the strategy.”

In other Spurs injury news, Chadli and Fryer are fit to return to the squad this weekend while Danny Rose is closing in on a return as well.

Christian Eriksen is, of course, still out after he was injured playing for Denmark against Norway. The winger is expected to be out for around four weeks after it was confirmed that he had not suffered ankle ligament damage.

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Lee Hurley

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