Tottenham assistant manager Kevin Bond has revealed new signing Ryan Nelsen will be in the squad to face Liverpool.
The New Zealand captain's move to White Hart Lane following his release from Blackburn was on Thursday rubber-stamped and he is now in contention for Spurs' next game.
Premier League title-chasing Tottenham on Monday travel to Liverpool and, as planned cover for Sebastien Bassong's loan move to Wolves, Nelsen will make the trip.
The deal was a last-minute move in the winter transfer window, while the centre-back has also played just one game this season as a result of a knee injury.
But Bond has no doubts Nelsen is ready to be involved, as Harry Redknapp's assistant said: "He is fit and eligible to play on Monday.
"I've just had a cup of tea with him in the canteen. He is looking forward to the challenge."
Tottenham also signed injury-prone striker Louis Saha from Everton on deadline day and the arrival of two veterans has left some fans a little disappointed.
Spurs had been linked with Nelsen's former Blackburn club-mates Christopher Samba and Junior Hoilett, but Bond thinks the experience of veterans Saha and Nelsen will prove invaluable.
"They are the right characters," he said. "Having those type of characters in the dressing room and the training ground will be really important for us.
"The type of people they are, I think they can make an important difference."
Bond added: "I wasn't in yesterday, but from what I am told, Louis Saha trained well.