Tottenham team news: Kane out but key Spurs man could play vs Swansea

Tottenham Hotspur return to action on Saturday with an FA Cup quarter-final clash against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

With Champions League elimination at the hands of Juventus, the domestic cup competition represents Spurs’ last chance of silverware this season.

As such, and with an international break to take place after the game, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is expected to pick a full-strength side for the clash in South Wales.

One man that will not feature obviously is Harry Kane, who has been sidelined for six weeks due to an ankle injury picked up in the 4-1 win over Bournemouth last weekend.

It will be interesting viewing to see who Pochettino opts to field as the furthest man forward against Swansea, with Fernando Llorente in consideration to play against his former club.

The Spanish striker scored in Tottenham’s win in the Premier League fixture in January, but remained an unused substitute in the Bournemouth win on Sunday.

Son Heung-min is on fire and fully capable of playing as Spurs’ attacking vocal point, which would allow an extra attacking midfielder such as Erik Lamela or Lucas Moura to start also.

The club’s official website confirms that Tottenham lynchpin Toby Alderweireld has been training with the first-team squad and the game in Swansea looks like the ideal opportunity to bring the Belgian back into the fold.

The key centre-half has been nursing a hamstring injury and sat out Spurs action over recent months, but it looks as though he could play at the Liberty Stadium.

Tottenham fans are desperate for silverware to vindicate the club’s progression in recent years and as such nothing other than victory against Swansea will be acceptable.