Scott Parker back in contention for Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur Midfielder Scott ParkerNews of Tottenham Hotspur’s Scott Parker returning from injury has given Andre Villas-Boas a boost ahead of their Premier League game against Everton on Sunday.

Parker, 32, has yet to feature for the Lillywhites this term and hopes to be back in contention after a lengthy spell on the sidelines brought about by an Achilles operation in August.

Returning to action during a 5-1 defeat to Ipswich for the reserves at Spurs Lodge, the midfield stalwart completed a vital 90-minute’s and signalled his readiness for first team contention.

AVB will now monitor his progress to decide whether the Spurs man deserves a prolonged run in the first team. With Sandro impressing defensively, and scoring a 35-yard goal against Fulham last week, Tottenham now have a healthy selection headache ahead of their trip to Goodison Park.

Harry Redknapp is also keeping tabs on Parker and will be looking to swoop in for his former player if he is deemed surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane. Redknapp is in desperate need of steel in the middle of the park and sees Parker as the inspirational leader that QPR lack.

The player now has two and a half years to run on his current contract at the Lane following a £5.5million move from West Ham United last August.