Tottenham will look to cement their place at the top of Group K in the Europa league when they face second place Sh Tiraspol on Thursday.
Andre Villas-Boas side have won both games in the group so far, beating Tromso 3-0 before running out 2-0 winners over Anzhi Makhachkala
The Londonders will head into the game on the back of a 2-0 win over Aston Villa at the weekend with Andros Townsend once again amongst the headlines.
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England’s newest star scored his side’s first goal and his performance has led to comparisons to Gareth Bale from his teammate Jan Vertonghen
“I think Andros can be our new Gareth Bale,” said defender Vertonghen. “He has so much pace and technique and skills, and he can do it with both feet. I hope he can keep going like this and he can even be our best player.
“Can he reach the same level as Bale? Maybe one day, if he keeps working – and he will. He’s young. In two or three years I think he can go to that level, yes.
“I remember playing against him in training last year. Sometimes I played left-back so I played against him when he was on the right wing in training, and I never liked playing against him.
“He’s 100 per cent professional and I like him as a person as well so I’m very happy he’s doing this well.”
Given his newfound status as a key member of the first team, Townsend could be rested for the game against the Moldovans with Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela poised to start.
Brad Friedel and Jermain Defoe could also start while Mousa Dembele will also be hoping for a start after beginning the clash with Villa on the bench.
Fellow Premier League side Swansea also sit top of their group and the Welsh side will be confident of extending their league when they face bottom of the table Kuban Krasnodar.
Michael Laudrup’s have impressed in Europe this season and have yet to concede a goal on their way to wins over Valencia (3-0) and St Gallen (1-0).
The Swans will head into the game on the back of a dominant second half showing against Sunderland in which they scored four goals.
Ashley Williams is again likely to miss out although the defender could feature against Cardiff on November 3rd while Jose Canas and Jonjo Shelvey will hope to start against the Russian side.
Kuban currently sit 11th in the Russian standing after winning just three of their opening 13 games and they have already lost both their group games so far.
Wigan meanwhile faces a tricky test as they face group leaders Rubin Kazan at the DW Stadium. The Latic’s have won one and drawn one of their two games so far and currently sit 2nd in the group three points clear of Belgian side Waregem.
Owen Coyle’s side have made an inconsistent start to life in the Championship and currently sit 13th in the table, 8 points off the play off places and they face a tough ask against one of Europe’s regulars.
The Russian side are currently 10th in their domestic league and head into the game with just one league game in their last five.