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Tottenham v Cardiff preview

Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood has no fresh injury concerns to contend with ahead of a home date with Cardiff on Sunday.

Brazil midfielder Sandro is in line to make his first league appearance under Sherwood having started Thursday night's Europa League win over Dnipro following a calf injury while Kyle Walker may also feature having returned to training after recovering from a hip problem.

Vlad Chiriches and Erik Lamela (both back) remained sidelined while Jermain Defoe will now link up with Toronto FC.

Cardiff will welcome key men back into their ranks as they prepare to enter a crucial stage of the season.

Experienced frontman Craig Bellamy is back from a three-match ban, combative midfielder Gary Medel will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness after shaking off a thigh complaint and Jordan Mutch is in contention after not being risked for last weekend's 4-0 defeat to Hull City.

Club captain Mark Hudson is the only long-term absentee, with the defender set to miss the remainder of the season with a hamstring problem.