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Davies confident in Tottenham's strength

13th January 2018, 15:01 by James Mason

Ben Davies says Tottenham will be fit and ready to face West Ham United on Thursday as the festive period draws to a close.

Spurs, who are sitting fifth in the Premier League and four points behind fourth-place Liverpool, returned to action on Tuesday for the first time since Boxing Day when they made the trip to relegation-threatened Swansea City.

Mauricio Pochettino's men managed to come away with a 2-0 win - Fernando Llorente and Dele Alli grabbing the goals - but there is little time to enjoy the win with a home clash against the Hammers coming up on Thursday.

The Argentine tactician is expected to rotate his squad for the encounter, with midfield trio Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks and defender Serge Aurier all expected to play some part in the Wembley contest.

Wales international Davies will retain his place due to Danny Rose's prolonged absence and the 24-year-old is adamant Tottenham can cope with the physical demands over the next few days.

"This period shows the strength of our squad," he said. "The amount of games we have in a season you must have that rotation. You can do that with the availability of players we have, but it will be a test in the next couple of days.

"The Liberty pitch was heavy and I'm sure it will have a bit of an effect. It does tire you out but we'll be ready and rested for the next game."

England star Harry Kane is expected to return to the starting line-up after being dropped to the bench for the last outing and punters may decide to use their free bet on the striker firing his side to another three points.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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