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Townsend, Dembele to return for Spurs

Premier League

London – Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a double boost ahead of Sunday's crunch Premier League clash with Everton with Mousa Dembele and Andros Townsend in contention after injury lay-offs.

One point separates fifth placed Everton with hosts Spurs in sixth, with both sides aiming to keep pace with Liverpool, who occupy the final Champions League qualification spot.

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Tottenham Hotspur's Andros Townsend. Picture: Darren Staples

England winger Townsend has missed the last nine matches since hurting his hamstring against West Ham United in mid-December.

“We're positive on Andros and he has a chance (for Everton), he's up for selection,” manager Tim Sherwood told the club's official website (www.tottenhamhotspur.com).

“He's champing at the bit to return.”

Belgium midfielder Dembele missed the 1-1 draw with Hull City with an ankle injury.

“He's fine. He's back out training again and he's in the frame to start against Everton,” Sherwood added. – Reuters

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