Tottenham have narrowly missed out on top seeding for Tuesday's draw for the group stage of the UEFA Cup.

The draw will be made using UEFA's club co-efficients, with the leading eight clubs put into a pot of top seeds, but Spurs' rating puts them in ninth spot.

Martin Jol's side will therefore join Bolton among the second seeds in the draw at UEFA's headquarters at Nyon, Switzerland - while Everton are among a group of fourth seeds and Aberdeen in the bottom eight clubs.

It means all the British clubs face the prospect of being in a group with one of the top seeds - including Villarreal, from Spain, and German giants Bayern Munich.

The 40 clubs will be drawn into eight groups of five, with each team playing two home and two away matches. Clubs from the same national association cannot be drawn in the same group.

The top three in each group will join the sides finishing third in the Champions League groups for the knockout rounds, starting with 32 teams.