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Tottenham's Ryan Mason available for selection against Manchester City

Spurs are just about fully healthy again, and City could welcome Vincent Kompany back to a battered defensive line.

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Team news is out for Tottenham's match on Sunday against Manchester City at the Etihad, and it's good news if you're a Ryan Mason fan. Spurs' website lists only Jan Vertonghen and Clinton N'Jie as out against City, both of them with long-term injuries.

This means that Ryan Mason is off the injury list and is available for selection for the trip to Manchester. Naturally, it's highly unlikely that he'll get the starting nod against the Citizens, but it's possible he could make the bench, and even more possible that he'll have some sort of role with the team in next week's Europa League Round of 32 match against Fiorentina. Hooray midfield depth!

As for City, they're seriously banged up, with nine players on the injury list. Fabian Delph, Bacary Sagna, Jesus Navas, Kevin De Bruyne, Eliquam Mangala, Wilfried Bony, and Samir Nasri are all doubtful. However, they could get a lift through the return of Vincent Kompany; City manager Manuel Pellegrini reports that he's ready to return against Spurs.

"Vincent has worked for three weeks with no problems," Pellegrini told the club's official website.

"He played 45 minutes in a friendly game against the under-21s and I think he's ready to play.

"You've seen Kompany play for so many years I don't have to say what qualities he brings, he's one of the best defenders in the league."

– Evening Standard

No official word yet on the status of David Silva -- PhysioRoom lists a return date of this Sunday, but it may be too soon for him to feature prominently for City.