Spurs Vs Everton, Sun 28 Feb 2010

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Tottenham pair Wilson Palacios and Vedran Corluka are hoping to recover from a virus ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash against Everton at White Hart Lane.

Jermain Defoe has a tight hamstring while Peter Crouch has taken a knock to his ankle and both will require a check - but David Bentley should be fit despite tightness in his groin.

Aaron Lennon (groin) is out, Ledley King is struggling with a thigh complaint, while Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Carlo Cudicini (wrist/pelvis) are long-term absentees.

With Spurs now back in the top four after last Sunday's win at Wigan, Redknapp feels the virus will not affect their chances of staying there.

Redknapp said. "We are going to train (at the Lodge) but everything else is off limits - the offices and the cafeteria. There will be no food or anything.

"We are just going to go in and train and then get out of there. It's a case of just get into the changing rooms, get out on the pitch, shower and get out of there. Other than that it's been closed down there completely.

"We had a few down with it the other day. Corluka had the virus and Palacios was not feeling great with it either.

"It has swept through the Academy. There are about 18 who work there or the kids who have all got it so the doctor decided we couldn't use it.

"It hasn't disrupted us, we are still training as normal and hopefully no-one else gets it but there have been so many other people who have gone down with it, including a few of the press boys who came over on Tuesday, it is certainly spreading."

Everton defenders Sylvain Distin and John Heitinga are available after sitting out the Europa League defeat by Sporting Lisbon.

Philippe Senderos (hip) and Tim Cahill (calf) are both doubtful but Phil Jagielka is in contention after having his first outing since April last night but Marouane Fellaini and Tony Hibbert remain sidelined.

Manager David Moyes expects a response from his players against a Spurs side chasing a Champions League spot.

He said: "It has been a bit of a roller coaster. We have been playing well yet, when we have been asked to step up at times, we have not done it. Other times we have.

"We are a little bit inconsistent in that way. However, we cannot complain about the consistency the players have shown in the league the last few months.

"They have done really well. But in the cups we have not played that well to deserve much more that what we have had."

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