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Soldado missing for Spurs

Roberto Soldado will be absent for Tottenham's Europa League play-off clash with AEL Limassol, although Vlad Chiriches is poised to make his return on Thursday.

Soldado has an issue with his neck and back so will miss the second leg at White Hart Lane, where Kyle Walker continues to miss out through a hip complaint.

Chiriches will be available for the first time this season after recovering from a back injury, while Kyle Naughton returns having missed the QPR win through suspension. Michel Vorm and Benoit Assou-Ekotto are not registered for the match.

Spurs squad: Lloris, Friedel, McGee, Naughton, Kaboul, Chiriches, Vertonghen, Dier, Davies, Rose, Veljkovic, Capoue, Bentaleb, Sandro, Paulinho, Dembele, Eriksen, Lamela, Lennon, Chadli, Townsend, Holtby, Adebayor, Kane.


Team news: Hull v Lokeren

Hull boss Steve Bruce is once more likely to give several fringe players a chance to impress in the crunch Europa League play-off second-leg clash with Lokeren.

Bruce made wholesale changes to his squad for the 1-0 defeat in the first encounter in Belgium in between the Tigers' opening two Premier League matches and is again likely to rotate his squad.

Provisional squad: McGregor, Harper, Chester, Davies, Bruce, Maguire, Figueroa, Rosenior, McShane, Boyd, Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Livermore, Ince, Brady, Jelavic, Aluko, Sagbo, Robertson.

Davies handed Spurs debut in Cyprus

Summer signing Ben Davies was handed his Tottenham debut in the Europa League play-off first leg against AEL Limassol.

The 21-year-old was one of seven changes made by manager Mauricio Pochettino to Saturday's 1-0 at West Ham, with Jan Vertonghen and Paulinho making their first appearances since returning from the World Cup.

Lewis Holtby, Andros Townsend, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado also came in at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, while Eric Dier kept his place in defence after his match-winning display at Upton Park.


Hull draw European opener

Tom Huddlestone
Tom Huddlestone didn't have a great night. Credit: PA

Hull had to settle for a goalless draw on their competitive European debut as Tom Huddlestone missed a penalty and a point-blank follow-up against Slovakia's AS Trencin.

The Tigers, having qualified for a first ever campaign at Europa League level by finishing runners-up in the FA Cup, should have come away from their third qualifying round first leg at Zilina's Stadion pod Dubnom with victory but will now need a result in East Yorkshire next Thursday.

An hour had gone when Shane Long was felled in the area but Huddlestone - who missed in the shootout when Spurs lost to Basel in the 2013 competition - produced a dreadful double miss.

His penalty was comfortably saved by Milos Volesak but it was the secondary attempt, grazing the bar from a couple of yards with the goal yawning, that will haunt the midfielder.

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