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Redknapp aims to end away-day blues

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Harry Redknapp is determined to end Tottenham's run of losing their last four Barclays Premier League away games to late goals in his side's "massive" clash against Hull on Monday.

Newcastle, West Brom, Wigan and Bolton have snatched victories against Spurs in the last two months, leaving Redknapp's men hovering dangerously above the relegation zone.

Redknapp, who is also preparing his side for the Carling Cup final against Manchester United on Sunday, said: "With our position in the league we have to make sure that we get our priorities right."

Spurs also conceded late against Shakhtar Donetsk last week to leave them a mountain to climb to stay in the UEFA Cup.

"Obviously conceding late is a problem," Redknapp said. "I don't know, they shouldn't be nervous. I just think it's a case of dealing with set-plays better. There's no reason we shouldn't do."

Redknapp admits his side are struggling to cope with set-pieces.

"You start to think 'can we deal with it?'," he said. "It's the worst it can be. But the more you talk about it.

"It is something we have to deal with. We are not a big team. If you look against Shakhtar, only Michael Dawson is a real header of a ball.

"After that, Pascal Chimbonda can spring, Tom Huddlestone is okay but we are not a big side.

"If you had Jonathan Woodgate or Ledley King in the side (it is different). We haven't got that many that strong in the air when they are not playing."

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