By Dominic Toner
Tottenham trio Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Vincent Janssen all trained on Friday and are expected to be fit against Southampton, according to a reliable journalist.
Spurs travel to the Saints on Wednesday for a Premier League meeting and will hope to continue their pursuit of the top four for a Champions League spot.
The north London club are currently fifth-placed in the table and are just one point behind rivals Arsenal in fourth.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have recorded consecutive vcicires over Burnley and Hull in their last two games, but are still 10 points adrift of table toppers Chelsea.
ESPN’s Spurs correspondent Dan Kilpatrick revealed on his personal Twitter account that Spurs trio are all available for Southampton, but long-term absentee Erik Lamela remains sidelined with his hip injury.
#thfc Still five days away but at the moment Lamela is the only player out of Southampton. Toby, Dembele & Janssen all training.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) December 23, 2016
Spurs defender Alderweireld (back) and forward Janssen (ankle) missed the club’s last game against Burnley.
Dembele was forced off in the 2-1 home victory, but Pochettino will have also three senior players available for selection.
Spurs face Watford just four days after their Southampton clash and Pochettino may be preparing to rotate his squad during a busy festive period.
The north London club can now focus on their domestic campaign after being dumped out of the Champions League, with the Europa League commitments not starting until February.
In other Tottenham team news, Football Insider gave the player ratings from the match against Burnley.