Tottenham Hotspur v West Brom
White Hart Lane;
Barclays Premier League;
Tuesday 3rd January, 19:45 KO.
Harry Redknapp will be forced to wait on the fitness of Aaron Lennon as the England winger continues to struggle with a hamstring injury.
Scott Parker is also a doubt after limping off in Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Swansea on Saturday.
For West Brom, Chris Brunt is undergoing a second scan on a suspected broken ankle he suffered in the 1-0 defeat against Everton on Sunday, ruling him out of the trip to White Hart Lane.
Harry targets home run
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes his side are facing a make or break run of home games in January, starting with Tuesday’s tie against West Brom.
Spurs missed out on an opportunity to close the gap at the table after drawing 1-1 with Swansea as Manchester United and Manchester City slipped to surprise defeats at Blackburn and Sunderland over the weekend.
Now Redknapp’s men sit four points behind the pair with a game in hand, and could go some way to closing that game in their upcoming winnable home fixtures against Everton and Wigan after facing the Baggies.
Despite all three games being heralded as ones which Spurs should take maximum points, Redknapp insists that there are no easy games in the Premier League and is particularly wary of their opponents on Tuesday night.
“They’ve been doing well lately, had a good win at Newcastle and this will be a tough game,” said Redknapp.
“Roy’s got them difficult to beat and they are dangerous up front. We’ve tough home games coming up, West Brom, Everton, Wolves, all difficult. They will all be strong.
“There are no easy games though. How can you see Blackburn winning at United or Villa at Chelsea? That’s football and that’s why we all love it!”
West Brom's recent fine run of form came to an end with a 1-0 defeat against Everton on Sunday, but Tottenham will be wary of the Baggies who have proved particularly dangerous on the road, having won four and lost only three so far this season.
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