Ade to train with Spurs reserves

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Adebayor is back home on extended compassionate leave following the death of his brother, but is scheduled to return to London on Monday.

The 28-year-old has slipped behind club-record signing Roberto Soldado and fellow hitman Jermain Defoe in the pecking order at White Hart Lane.

"At the moment Ade is not with us, because we have granted him authorisation to stay up until Monday in his country for personal reasons," Villas-Boas is quoted as saying in The Guardian.

"Up to when I find it appropriate, he will train with the development team.

"We have two great goal-scorers (Soldado and Defoe)," added the former Chelsea boss.

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