Konchesky back at The Valley
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The England international has been at White Hart Lane since towards the start of the season and has made 15 appearances for the North London club.
But there was always a danger he could be recalled for the hectic festive period by Addicks manager Alan Curbishley.
Upon extended the loan deal last week, Curbishley warned his Spurs counterpart David Pleat that he may need Konchesky back at The Valley to add depth to his squad.
Curbishley has now decided he requires the 22-year-old at his disposal, with Konchesky in the party for the Boxing Day clash against Chelsea.
"We were fully stretched against Newcastle on Saturday so I've decided to recall Paul and informed both him and David Pleat," Curbishley told the club's website.
"Carlton Cole is also unavailable against Chelsea due to the loan deal so I felt with our current problems and so many games coming up over Christmas, we needed him back in our squad.
"We're pleased he has played a lot of football for Spurs and will come back fully fit. Now he has to get on with making his way into our first team."
Konchesky will now be unable to return to White Hart Lane this season unless Spurs opt to make it a permanent arrangement.
To cover for Konchesky's departure, Spurs have recalled Irish youngster Stephen Kelly from his loan stint with Watford.