Tim Sherwood
Sherwood pleased to see four first team players return.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Tim Sherwood has suggested he is unlikely to add to his squad during the January transfer window after seeing four key players edge closer to their returns to the first team.

Paulinho, Jan Vertonghen and Younes Kaboul completed an hour as Spurs beat West Ham United in a behind closed doors friendly on Thursday afternoon after Sandro was taken off at half time as the quartet stepped up their return from various injuries.

Sherwood has been without the Brazilian midfield duo for a month but the pair looked in good shape as Paulinho found the back of the net in a 3-0 win after being assisted by Lewis Holtby, who also provided Harry Kane's brace at Upton Park.

After seeing key members of his squad take another step closer in their return to first team duties, Sherwood indicated he as he is happy with the array of technically blessed talent dotted around the dressing room, suggesting the club are unlikely to delve into the transfer market over the next eight days.

"It is great news to see so many lads returning from injury at such a crucial time," Sherwood told Tottenham's official website. "They have come though okay and it's good to see them get some minutes under their belts. There is nothing like playing.

"With players of this quality coming back to fitness it reinforces the fact that we have strength and depth in the squad. And players with real quality and ability. That's what I look for.

"I see reports saying I want this and that, that I want British or I want youth, that's not accurate - what I want is technically good players and we have that in abundance throughout the dressing room."

Although Sherwood is satisfied with the quality at his disposal, questions remain over the future of some of the more disgruntled members of the Tottenham squad. Both Holtby and Nacer Chadli have indicated through their agents that they are looking for a move that will guarantee them more first team football this month, while another summer signing in Etienne Capoue is being relentlessly pursued by Napoli.