Hull City can call on former Tottenham favourite Michael Dawson as they seek a response to the Premier League loss at Burnley.
Steve Bruce’s men became the first side to suffer a top-flight defeat to Burnley this season in their final match before the international break.
The Hull manager described the display at Turf Moor as the worst since City’s promotion from the Championship in 2013, but he will be boosted by the return of experienced defender Dawson for Sunday’s visit of Spurs.
Dawson, who spent almost a decade at White Hart Lane, has been out with an ankle injury since the middle of October and is set to come back into a side in desperate need of a tonic to their 1-0 reverse at Burnley.
Tottenham have had to be patient as well over the last fortnight, after a 2-1 home defeat to Stoke City sent them into the international break in the bottom half of the table.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost three of their last four league matches and questions are starting to be asked of the former Southampton boss.