Defoe returns for injury-hit Spurs

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is available for the Premier League clash at Sunderland after recovering from a hamstring problem.

Last Updated: 02/04/10 at 14:28

Defoe: Available for clash with Cats

Defoe: Available for clash with Cats

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Michael Dawson (Achilles), Tom Huddlestone (ankle), Vedran Corluka (ankle), Ledley King (thigh) and Aaron Lennon (groin) are out and Wilson Palacios (groin) is struggling to be fit.

Jonathan Woodgate (groin) is out for the season and Carlo Cudicini (wrist/pelvis) is also expected to miss the rest of the campaign but is back training.

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