Blackpool v Tottenham Hotspur: Latest team news UPDATED

Rafael van der Vaart has trained all week and is set to give Tottenham a boost for Sunday's Barclays Premier League trip to Blackpool by returning from three weeks out with a hamstring injury.

Wilson Palacios has recovered from an ankle injury and defender Younes Kaboul is also fit.

Ledley King hopes to avoid an operation on his groin injury and has trained this week but is not fit enough to face the Seasiders. Long-term injury victim Jonathan Woodgate has also trained this week.

William Gallas, meanwhile, could return in a week from his hamstring injury.

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.


Blackpool captain Charlie Adam will miss Sunday's Barclays Premier

League clash with Tottenham through suspension after collecting his fifth booking of the season last weekend.

David Vaughan and Craig Cathcart will undergo late fitness tests after sustaining ankle and knee problems respectively in training.

Goalkeeper Mark Halstead has been ill and the Seasiders may ask permission for Paul Rachubka, who is not part of their current 25-man squad, to be named on the bench as cover for Richard Kingson.

Provisional squad: Kingson, Eardley, Cathcart, Crainey, Evatt, Vaughan, Varney, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Grandin, Phillips, Edwards, Carney, Euell, Sylvestre, Keinan, Southern, Ormerod, Halstead, Baptiste.

SIDELINED: Leeds United's 
Mateusz Klich. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Video: Klich and Cibicki stuck on the sidelines at Leeds United