Europa League team news: Friedel to start ahead of Lloris for Spurs against Lyon

Friedel started the season as Tottenham's number one but is now back-up to Hugo Lloris. Photo: PA

Manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that Brad Friedel, and not former Lyon man Hugo Lloris, will start in goal for Tottenham against the French club tomorrow.

Striker Emmanuel Adebayor will lead the attacking line in the Europa League clash at White Hart Lane as Jermain Defoe is ruled out with an ankle injury.

Long-term absentees Sandro and Younes Kaboul remain sidelined, but the latter should be available again in two weeks' time.

Provisional squad: Friedel, Lloris, Vertonghen, Gallas, Naughton, Dawson, Walker, Assou-Ekotto, Dempsey, Huddlestone, Lennon, Parker, Bale, Holtby, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Livermore, Bentaleb, Ceballos, Adebayor.