COMMENT By Dominic Toner
Tottenham defender Danny Rose will be available against Swansea after serving a suspension and will be needed to deal with attacker Modou Barrow.
Rose missed the club’s 2-1 defeat against Chelsea after picking five yellow cards this season and Kevin Wimmer filled in at left-back.
The 26-year-old is expected to replace Wimmer in the starting line up for the home match against Swansea and is a more natural option at full-back.
Swansea are currently inside the relegation places and have struggled to find form this season, but Barrow has been one of their most consistent performers.
The 24-year-old is blessed with phenomenal pace and has a great attacking desire to take on defenders.
He has become a major outlet for Swansea this campaign and would have enjoyed a foot race with Wimmer, but Rose should be able to nullify the pacy threat of the winger.
The England international has developed into a consistent performer for club and country, with Mauricio Pochettino preferring him as his first-choice left-back over Ben Davies.
Rose moved to White Hart Lane in 2007 from Leeds and made his breakthrough into the first team in 2013.
The full-back has now made 133 appearances for Spurs and should have the experience to contend with Barrow, who has made 50 appearances for Swansea.
He is regarded as one of the best left-backs in the Premier League and his return will be a huge boost to Pochettino’s side.
Spurs have just one victory in their last 10 games against all competitions and will be desperate to overcome their stuttering form.
In other Tottenham news, Alan Smith has predicted where the club will finish in the Premier League.