There may be some better news on the injury front ahead of this weekend’s game with QPR with both William Gallas and Steven Pienaar in possible contention for a place in the squad.
Spurs’ coach Clive Allen revealed that both are back in training this week as they battle to make their first appearances of the 2011-12 season.
Allen said: “We’re pretty much as we were at the weekend. There are one or two players coming back who are joining in.
“Steven Pienaar and William Gallas are back in training, which is good, so we’ll hopefully have one or two more to select from on Sunday.
“I don’t know if William will play but he could well be involved, he may make the bench. It just depends on the reaction to his training this week.”
With Bassong gaining praise for his efforts at Blackburn on Sunday it could well mean that Gallas eases his way back in via the bench. As for Pienaar, it’s hard to see him dislodging anyone in the current XI, so he too could be with the subs ahead of being ‘rewarded’ with a potential trip to Russia next week.