Five Spurs players to undergo late fitness checks

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Tottenham Hotspur will assess the fitness of five players ahead of the FA Cup semi-final against Portsmouth.

Michael Dawson (Achilles), Tom Huddlestone (ankle), Vedran Corluka (ankle), Ledley King (thigh) and Jermaine Jenas (groin) have all been sidelined through injury and Redknapp hopes that he’ll be able at least to include one or two.

“It will be a last-minute decision with a few of the lads,” Redknapp told the official Spurs site. “They will come out this morning and have a stretch with us but they won’t actually train until tomorrow.

“You never know, they might all be okay or none of them will be okay. It’s very much a case of wait and see, it’s that tight with them.

“Michael has been having treatment morning and afternoon and we’ll see how he is tomorrow. We won’t play him unless he’s okay. I really couldn’t say at the moment but if anyone can play, he will. He’s a fantastic professional and a great character but he has to be right.

“Hopefully one or two will be okay. Ledley hasn’t trained at all but he’s going to come out and have a stretch and see how he feels. He’s doubtful, but you never know.”

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  1. I don't like the sound of this: Arry mocks Boateng from coming from no-where NOW Jenas is supposed to be having late fitness test. Plus King & Corluka?? Sounds desperate to me? Most of these haven't kicked a ball ALL WEEK?(meaning not fully trained).

  2. The injury's we are having bothers me has somebody got into some of our players heads because we have had jimmy Bullard Bobby Zamora Wane Rooney Van Persie and host of other players returning from more serious Injury's. We always seem to take ages to get Players fit , also we had one of the strongest Squad in the Premiership and because Harry wanted to help every club he could we know have Kids sitting on the bench Harry wont use or he uses them when the team is to weak like he did at Sunderland with poor Walker.

  3. Davspurs, did you forget about Walkers’ performance the week before? he was one of the best, most committed players on the pitch…and who was it against? Portsmouth… I personally think we need to develop young players, give the young lads a taste of of the premiership. you have to gamble from time to time on these kids to see what they can do..I can guarantee Walker learned a lesson or two from the Sunderland game. and he is still not as prone to mishaps as Assou Ekotto is on the left.

  4. Wane you are right i agree the kids should be given a chance its just a shame he never had Dawson or King in the back four to guide him through a game where the opposition was playing with a high Tempo.

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