We’ve already seen that manager Harry Redknapp could welcome back both Sandro and William Gallas for tonight’s match with Stoke City and while the rest of the side is still to be announced, the manager gave a strong hint as to who would be involved.
“We could have Sandro and William Gallas back, Pav needs another game, van der Vaart is back, Gomes, Bassong, Corluka – that’s not a bad team, is it?” The manager said.
The side looks like being a mix of senior players fitting in alongside some of those who featured in Thursday’s Europa League tie with PAOK so we could welcome back Heurelho Gomes for a rare start in goal this evening.
In front of the Brazilian, Harry hinted that it could be Corluka, Gallas, Bassong and Townsend while Sandro may take his usual slot in midfield and play alongside Livermore and maybe Tom Carroll and VDV.
If Pav plays up front, it seems unlikely to say the least that Adebayor will be risked and that could mean another start for Harry Kane. Aside from these names, Ryan Fredericks, Kyle Walker, Yago Falque and others will battle to be involved.
Here’s our team to face Stoke, what’s yours?