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Spurs v. Hull City preview and team news: Dier to start, Rose, Lennon, Townsend all doubts

Spurs' former captain Michael Dawson is back from injury and could start alongside ex-Spurs Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore.

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Football is back, and Tottenham Hotspur travel to the KC Stadium for a date with Tottenham Hotspur B Hull City AFC this Sunday. To say that a solid performance and an away win would be important would be an understatement.

Injuries/team news:

Kyle Walker is now back from the injury that has kept him out of the Spurs side since last March, but he won't be starting for Spurs on Sunday, instead making his first appearance next Thursday against Partizan in the Europa League. With Kyle Naughton suspended, that leaves emergency RB Eric Dier as the starter. Meanwhile, the Evening Standard suggests that Danny Rose may not be fully back from a rib injury he picked up against Stoke, and that Ben Davies could start at left back Sunday. Andros Townsend also is nursing an ankle injury that kept him out of the England friendlies, so he could be out Sunday as well. Aaron Lennon is also a doubt for the squad.

The club hasn't announced any of these possible changes, because according to Mauricio Pochettino, several Spurs players will face late fitness tests."We have some doubts," he said, according to Spurs journo Ben Pearce. "We need to analyze it tomorrow when we have our last training session, but after the international break we have some problems. We need tomorrow to decide the squad that will travel to Hull. It's difficult to give their names because we need to analyze it tomorrow. Some players can maybe be in a position to play or to travel, but other players maybe not."

As for Hull, former Spurs captain Michael Dawson is expected to rejoin the starting lineup after missing the last few games for Hull due to injury. He should be joined in the starting lineup by ex-Spurs Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone, though after Hull's loss to Burnley, Hull manager Steve Bruce has indicated he might be shuffling up the side to face Spurs. Allan McGregor and Nikica Jelavic are also back for Hull.

Match info and how to watch

Match time: Sunday, November 23, 11:00 a.m. ET (4 pm GMT)

TV listings: American viewers can find the match on NBC Sports Network or online at NBCS Live Extra. The match will be shown on Sky Sports 1 in the UK, and Sportsnet World in Canada. No word yet on where/if it will be televised in Australia.