Tim Sherwood has done a fine job in his short time with Spurs. (©GettyImages)
Tim Sherwood has done a fine job in his short time with Spurs. (©GettyImages).

Tottenham v FC Dnipro: Match preview

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Sandro returns to the squad as Tottenham look to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Ukrainian side FC Dnipro in the Europa League tomorrow night.

However, Spurs legend Jermain Defoe, who is their fifth all-time top-scorer, has an injury which means he will miss the game, meaning he will not play for Spurs again before his move to Toronto is finalised this Friday.

Brazilian Sandro is back after a calf injury as is right-back Kyle Walker, who has recovered from a hip problem. However Etienne Capoue and Danny Rose remain sidelined after they both picked up knee injuries in the match against Norwich on Sunday.

Tim Sherwood's side go into the game with a 1-0 aggregate disadvantage following their loss in Dnipropotrevsk last week. Ex-Spurs boss Juande Ramos' FC Dnipro scored through star man Yevhen Konoplyanka, on a frustrating night for Tottenham who struggled on the dodgy surface. 

Spurs captain Michael Dawson expressed his disappointment about the result last week, telling the Club's website:

 "The first leg in Dnipro was a big disappointment and we wanted to go to Norwich and put that right.

"We didn't do that, so we get another chance on Thursday back at the Lane, back in front of our fans and it's a big game.

"It's a competition we want to do well in so as disappointed as we are, we have to pick ourselves up.

"We know the fans will be right behind us and they deserve a big performance after the two defeats we've had."

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