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Tottenham defender ruled out of Stoke City Carabao Cup tie

Tottenham will be hoping to bounce back from their recent dip in the Premier League form when they travel to Stoke City in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening.

Jose Mourinho’s side were unable to respond from their defeat at Liverpool on Wednesday following a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City on Sunday, which saw them drop to 4th in the table.

But Spurs have the perfect opportunity to return to winning ways when they travel to the Championship outfit, looking to reach the last-eight of the League Cup for the first time since Mauricio Pochettino’s first season at the club back in 2015.

Despite being just three matches away from ending their 13-year wait for a trophy, Mourinho could shuffle his pack at the Bet365 Stadium.

However, Joe Rodon, who was an unused substitute against the Foxes, won’t be involved because he’s cup-tied.

Prior to his move to north London, the Welsh defender played 90 minutes in Swansea’s 1st Round defeat to Newport County earlier in the competition and is therefore ineligible.