Tottenham v Sunderland

Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing midweek result when they host Sunderland at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Saturday.

Spurs currently occupy fourth position in the table, but saw a five-game unbeaten run come to an abrupt end with a 1-0 loss to high-flying Leicester City on Wednesday night.

The result was particularly disappointing for the Lilywhites after they dominated much of the match and produced twice as many shots on target as their opponents.

After the match manager Mauricio Pochettino urged his charges to heed the warning of what can happen if you do not take you chances, and the Argentine tactician will be looking for a much more clinical performance against Sunderland this weekend.

Ryan Mason and Clinton Njie remain unavailable for the hosts with ankle and knee problems respectively, while Alex Pritchard is nearing a return from a four-month absence with an ankle problem but it is unlikely to be on Saturday.

The Black Cats go into the clash with Tottenham on a two-game winning streak in the league, having claimed followed up on a 3-1 win over Aston Villa in their first game of the year with an impressive 4-2 victory over Swansea City on Wednesday.

Such were their struggles in the first half of the season that they remain in the relegation zone despite back-to-back wins, albeit by just one point from Swansea in 17th.

Manager Sam Allardyce was appointed to get the club out of relegation trouble and a third win in a row would go a long way to convincing both the fans and the club's heirachy that they made the right choice.

Former Spurs striker Jermaine Defoe netted a hat-trick against the Swans in midweek and Alladyce will be looking for him to do more of the same against his old employers.

New loan signing Dame N'Doye will not be avaible for the clash as some paperwork related to his visa needs to be finalised, while Sebastien Larsson (knee) and Younes Kaboul (hamstring) miss out through injury.