New Tottenham first-team coach Tim Sherwood is set to give out of favour striker Emmanuel Adebayor another chance, according to the Daily Mail.
The Togo international has only made one appearance this season, coming off the bench in Spurs' 6-0 away defeat to Manchester City.
With Jermaine Defoe seemingly on his way to the MLS, the importance of Adebayor being in form is vital because Roberto Soldado is Tottenham's only other recognised striker.
Tottenham face local rivals West Ham in the League Cup tonight, looking to avenge a 3-0 defeat that the Hammers inflicted on them in October.
The rivalry has been intensified in recent years with boths clubs bidding to use the Olympic stadium, West Ham again coming out the victors.
Adebayor being fit as well as in some kind of form is key as the Christmas period approaches.
Spurs face a difficult two and a half weeks with away trips to Southampton and Manchester United combined with tricky home fixtures against in-form Stoke City and manager-less West Brom.
Then there is the small matter of beating north London rivals Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup, a club which Adebayor used to play for.
Although Champions League places cannot be gained in Christmas, they can definitely be lost, so it is essential that Tim Sherwood has a fresh alternative to Soldado.
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