Tottenham´s nightmare start to the new season has been compounded by the news that star striker Dimitar Berbatov is to miss this weekend´s clash against Derby with a groin injury.

The Bulgarian joins summer recruit Younes Kaboul on the sidelines as part of a growing Spurs injury list, and their absences come at the worst possible time after the London club opened their Barclays Premier League campaign with two defeats.

"We´ve had a couple more blows," manager Martin Jol told the club´s official website.

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