Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur: Latest team news UPDATED

Tottenham should welcome back Rafael van der Vaart (hamstring), Jermaine Jenas (calf), and Younes Kaboul (hip) for Sunday's match at Aston Villa.

All three missed Spurs' last game against Chelsea, as did defender William Gallas, who will undergo a fitness test to see if he has fully recovered from the hamstring injury he picked up a fortnight ago.

Ledley King (groin) has trained this week but is not fit enough to play while Jonathan Woodgate started his recovery from a long-term groin injury this week but is not expected to feature until near the end of the season.

Team (from): Gomes, Hutton, Dawson, Bassong, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Palacios, Van der Vaart, Sandro, Modric, Bale, Pavlyuchenko, Keane, Defoe, Crouch, Cudicini, Bentley, Giovani, Corluka, Jenas, Gallas.

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Ashley Young remains a doubt for Aston Villa's Barclays Premier League clash against Tottenham at Villa Park on Boxing Day.

The England player has been suffering from a knee injury and would have missed last weekend's game against Wigan, which was postponed.

Neither he nor Luke Young (groin) has trained with the team this week so remain touch and go.

Midfielder Steve Sidwell is out of the reckoning as he closes in on a move to West Ham, but midfielders Stiliyan Petrov and Fabian Delph are returning to fitness following ankle and knee injuries respectively. Either could feature on the bench on Sunday.

Villa (from): Friedel, Lichaj, L Young, Collins, Cuellar, Warnock, Albrighton, Hogg, Bannan, Petrov, Delph, Downing, A Young, Heskey, Agbonlahor, Guzan, Reo-Coker, Delfouneso, Herd, Dunne, Pires, Carew.

Rob Green, centre, looks like staying at Elland Road.

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