Adebayor in, Dembele out for Wigan test

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Emmanuel Adebayor is in contention for a place in Tottenham's side for their game against Wigan on Saturday after coming through training on Thursday unscathed.

Adebayor was a substitue in Tottenham's 4-2 defeat against Chelsea two weeks ago but hasn't featured since thanks to a combination of injury and illness, missing games against Maribor, Southampton and Norwich.

However Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas confirmed he had taken part in training today and was available for selection once more.

"Ade has made a good return - he trained today - so he will be available for selection," the Portuguese coach told Tottenham's official website.

There was less good news regarding key midfielder Mousa Dembele however as he continues to struggle with a persistent hip injury.

The former Fulham player has been out of action since Tottenham's 2-0 win over Aston Villa last month having aggravated the injury that affected him during his time at Craven Cottage while on international duty with Belgium.

Villas-Boas also confirmed that he is waiting on the fitness of Jake Livermore, who picked up a knock in Spurs' 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat against Norwich last night, while Kyle Naughton and Ryan Mason are bit fit again.

We are waiting for information on Jake Livermore, hopefully he'll feel better from the knock that he got against Norwich," he said.

"Mousa will have further information on his injury today, so he will be out of the game. Naughton and Mason are both back.

"So it's positives and negatives for sure, but we have 25 players who want to do well."

Tottenham take on Wigan at White Hart Lane on Saturday hoping to maintain their good start to the season under Villas-Boas. Spurs currently sit in fourth in the Premier League, four points behind Manchester United and Manchester City, who occupy 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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