Dos Santos and Bentley to start this evening

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Giovani Dos Santos and David Bentley are expected to be giving starting berths for Tottenham’s Carling Cup tie at Preston this evening.

Both players have found first-team opportunities limited this season, and have been challenged by Harry Redknapp to make the most of the opportunity.

“He has had a great season with Mexico so this is a big test for him,” Redknapp said.

“The penny has dropped, about applying himself and adapting himself.

“His dad was a top player, I’ve spoken to his mum and dad, they came to see me. He’s a smashing kid but found it hard to get into training on time.

“He has realised he can’t do that here, he has toed the line and got fitter and that’s the key. He let himself down last year, he wasn’t in good shape, he didn’t look after himself.

“Now he’s fitter, leaner and has great ability. He’s only a kid and if he develops, he can be a top player.”

When asked about Bentley’s situation, Redknapp said: “It’s not easy for him I suppose, he doesn’t see a lot of light at the end of the tunnel, he sees Lennon playing well,”

“All he can do is perform when he’s in the team, work hard and show a good attitude and then his chance will come.”

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