Tottenham v FC Twente preview

Spurs could face FC Twente with Sebastien Bassong as their only

recognised centre-half. Captain Ledley King (knee and groin)

remains doubtful for Spurs’ second Group A clash despite training

this morning, while Younes Kaboul suffered a recurrence of his

hamstring problem and looks set to miss out. Goalkeeper Heurelho

Gomes could make his comeback after more than a month out with a

groin injury, Benoit Assou-Ekotto has shaken off a knee problem,

but William Gallas (groin) is still out, and Jermain Defoe, Michael

Dawson (both ligament damage), Jamie O’Hara (back) and Jonathan

Woodgate (groin) are long-term absentees. Spurs (from): Gomes,

Cudicini, King, Hutton, Bale, Bassong, Corluka, Jenas,

Assou-Ekotto, Huddlestone, Lennon, Palacios, Modric, Kranjcar,

Bentley, Van der Vaart, Dos Santos, Crouch, Keane, Pavyluchenko,

Pletikosa.