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Toronto FC-bound striker Jermain Defoe has overcome a hamstring injury and is available for Tottenham’s home game against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Midfielder Lewis Holtby (knee), winger Andros Townsend (hamstring) and forward Gylfi Sigurdsson (calf) have overcome their respective injuries and could feature.

Erik Lamela (thigh) is a doubt, but Younes Kaboul (thigh), Jan Vertonghen (ankle), Sandro (calf) and Paulinho (ankle) are definitely out.

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis, meanwhile, will assess a number of players with undisclosed minor knocks ahead of Saturday’s match at Tottenham, when striker Cameron Jerome could return up front.

Jerome missed last weekend’s FA Cup win at West Brom with a knee injury.

Stephen Dobbie was on the bench at the Hawthorns but is not in the Eagles’ 25-man Premier League squad after spending the first half of the season on loan at Blackpool.

Provisional squad: Speroni, Price, Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Mariappa, Moxey, Puncheon, Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Bannan, O’Keefe, Williams, Gayle, Chamakh, Jerome, Phillips, Bolasie, Boateng.

Tim Sherwood has yet to lose a league match since taking over as Tottenham manager, with three wins and a draw from four games.

Palace, meanwhile, have won three, lost four and drawn one game since Tony Pulis took over and are buoyed by a 2-0 victory at West Brom in the FA Cup last weekend.

They have not won at White Hart Lane since 1997, but victory on Saturday could lift them out of the relegation zone.

Stat of the game: This is Tottenham’s 100th London derby in the Premier League.

Tottenham (Possible, 4-4-2): Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Rose; Lennon, Dembélé, Eriksen, Townsend; Adebayor, Soldado.
Out: Kaboul (thigh), Paulinho, Vertonghen (both ankle), Sandro (calf).
Tests: Lamela (thigh), Naughton (ankle).

Palace (Possible, 4-4-2): Speroni; Mariapa, Delaney, Gabbidon, Ward; Puncheon, Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Bolasie; Chamakh, Jerome.
Out: Guédioura (ribs), Hunt (ankle), Murray (knee), Thomas (groin).
Test: Jerome (knee).

Referee: Michael Oliver. Matches: 13, R2 Y52.

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