Lloris in contention for Tottenham
Hugo Lloris is in contention to start Tottenham's Europa League Group K fixture against Sheriff Tiraspol after he took part in training on Wednesday morning.
The France goalkeeper was knocked unconscious in an accidental collision with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku in Sunday's goalless Premier League draw.
Controversially, Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas allowed Lloris to remain on the field of play for the remaining 12 minutes of the game.
There was a strong backlash against the decision but the Portuguese coach on Wednesday hit back at that criticism.
"I stand absolutely by the decision I took and I stand by the decision that the medical department took following the checks that they made on the player," Villas-Boas told a press conference.
"All the checks were according to the book."
Spurs are one of five teams aiming to preserve their 100 per cent records in the competition, with the London club currently four points clear of Anzhi Makhachkala in the standings.
Anzhi will make the trip to winless Tromso on Thursday, the side they beat 1-0 last time out.
Fiorentina, Eintracht Frankfurt, Ludgorets and Salzburg are the other teams yet to drop points so far in this season's group stage.
A win for Fiorentina over Pandurii would see them claim a place in the knockout stage.
The Italians have won all three Group E games and have shown few signs of weakness, scoring eight goals while conceding just once.
Viola coach Vincenzo Montella has opted to rest several players, with veteran midfielder Massimo Ambrosini and top scorer Giuseppe Rossi among those left behind in Florence.
Dnipro would join Fiorentina in the next round if they beat Pacos de Ferreira in the group's other match.
Frankfurt midfielder Stefan Aigner is hoping his team will give another strong performance when they take on Maccabi Tel Aviv in Group F.
The Bundesliga side were 2-0 winners at home to the Israelis two weeks ago, and Aigner told the club's official website: "We are going there to show our self-confidence and put on a good display.
"Our opponents in the Europa League may not be as strong as in the Bundesliga, but you still have to win."
Bordeaux travel to Apoel Nicosia hoping for a repeat of their 2-1 win in France.
Salzburg coach Roger Schmidt does not think Standard Liege will be pushovers on Thursday night, even though his side have already beaten them once in the competition.
Schmidt's men travel to Belgium with one foot in the last 32 but he knows the hosts will be a threat as they look to keep alive their slim hopes of progression.
He told the club's official website: "For Standard this is the last chance for them to stay in the race for qualification.
"We can expect to meet a highly motivated team."
Group C's other match sees second-placed Esbjerg entertain Scandinavian rivals Elfsborg.
Ludgorets have been the surprise package so far, beating the likes of PSV Eindhoven and Dinamo Zagreb to sit five points clear at the top of Group B.
Chornomorets are Thursday's visitors to the Ludgorets Arena, while PSV play host to Dinamo with all three teams battling for second spot in the pool
Group A leaders Swansea will be hoping to better the 1-1 draw with Kuban Krasnodar last time but face a testing trip to Russia on Thursday.
Any slip-up could see the Welsh club overtaken at the top by Valencia, who are at St Gallen.
Rubin Kazan and Wigan will continue their battle for supremacy in Group D in the Russian city, while Zulte Waregem are looking for their first win at Maribor.
Genk are unbeaten in Group G and travel to Rapid Vienna, with Dynamo Kiev looking to repeat their 3-0 win over Thun when the two sides meet in Switzerland.
Estoril face Freiburg with both clubs hoping for their first victory in Group H, a pool which also pits leaders Sevilla against Slovan Liberec.
Group I is shaping up to be a tight affair with joint-leaders Lyon and Real Betis travelling to Rijeka and Guimaraes respectively.
Trabzonspor hold a two-point advantage in Group J and make the trip to Legia Warsaw on Thursday, with Lazio hosting Apollon Limassol in the other match.
Shakhter Karagandy will embark on a 4,600km journey for their Group L encounter at AZ Alkmaar. Table-toppers PAOK Salonika face a considerably shorter trip to Israeli side Maccabi Haifa.