Tottenham XI vs Pacos: Kane returns for Spurs


arry Kane makes his first start of the season tonight in the Europa Conference League play-off second leg after announcing he will stay at Tottenham this summer.

The England captain made a lively 20-minute cameo in the 1-0 win at Wolves on Sunday before ending speculation over his future on Wednesday by commiting to Spurs for another season.

Spurs head-coach Nuno Espirito Santo had said he would take a different approach from the 1-0 defeat in Portugal last week, when a youthful and experimental Spurs XI lost 1-0.

New signings Pierluigi Gollini, Cristian Romero and Bryan Gil all start again, while the likes of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Lucas Moura, Dele Alli and Heung-min Son are available as substitutes if needed.

Teenagers Nile John and Dane Scarlett have to settle for spots on the bench after starting in Portugal.

With Joe Rodon and Cameron Carter-Vickers injured, Ben Davies deputises at centre-half.

Serge Aurier and Tanguy Ndombele are ineligible while Moussa Sissoko does not feature after sitting out the first leg.

Tottenham XI: Gollini, Dier, Romero, Davies, Doherty, Winks, Lo Celso, Sessegnon, Lucas, Bryan, Kane

Subs: Austin, Sanchez, Reguilon, Paskotsi, Hojbjerg, Skipp, John, Dele, Son, Bergwijn, Scarlett, Markanday

When: Thursday, August 26 at 7.45pm BST

Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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