Tottenham Hotspur Vs Portsmouth, Sat 27 Mar 2010

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Tottenham right-back Vedran Corluka has an ankle injury and is likely to miss the Barclays Premier League clash against Portsmouth at White Hart Lane.

Kyle Walker also has an ankle complaint but may be fit to deputise while Sebastien Bassong (ankle) will be checked over and Roman Pavlyuchenko (hamstring) may only be ready for the bench.

Wilson Palacios has an adductor problem and will also need assessment. Ledley King (thigh), Jonathan Woodgate (groin), Jermaine Jenas (groin), Jermain Defoe (hamstring) and Aaron Lennon (groin) are out.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has criticised supporters who jeered his side off at half-time against Fulham and has told the "few idiots" to remember the season they have had. Redknapp was angered by booing from fans before his men turned the tie around and reached the FA Cup semi-final, keeping them on track for a memorable season as they are in pole position to qualify for the Champions League.

If they defeat Portsmouth at White Hart Lane, Spurs will remain in fourth place in the Barclays Premier League, a contrast to last season when they were battling against relegation before Redknapp's arrival.

"I don't know what anyone could come to Tottenham to boo about because they've seen football this year that has been out of the top drawer," Redknapp said. "If you want to be entertained, come and watch Tottenham play.

"You always get people who don't understand the game. You could be playing badly and winning 1-0 and they don't moan. They see the scoreboard and react because the team are losing. Ninety-nine per cent of the fans are fantastic; it's only a few idiots.

"It's happening all over the place at the moment. It's happened to Martin O'Neill at Aston Villa in recent games if they haven't been ahead at half-time."

An injury crisis has left Portsmouth desperately short of players.

Ricardo Rocha (cheek) and Tommy Smith (nose) are out after picking up injuries against Chelsea while Jamie O'Hara is unavailable due to the terms of his loan agreement from Spurs.

Tal Ben Haim (groin), Nadir Belhadj (hamstring), John Utaka (groin), Papa Bouba Diop , Kevin Prince Boateng and Hassan Yebda (all knee) are all sidelined.

Pompey will have to pay #4million to Aruna Dindane's parent club Lens if he plays another game for the club, so he also misses out.

Portsmouth manager Avram Grant has accused the Premier League of wrecking his side's bid to stay in the top flight.

Pompey lie 14 points adrift of safety at the foot of the table and beleaguered by a series of off-field troubles.

The south coast side, who were docked nine points for going into administration earlier this month, were hit by a transfer embargo in October last year that was only lifted a few days before the transfer window closed in January.

Grant looked powerless as he watched his patched-up side lose 5-0 to Chelsea on Wednesday and he now takes his side to Tottenham with only "13 or 14" fully fit players.

The former Chelsea boss admits he will have to use players from Pompey's youth and reserve ranks and fears a hiding from high-flying Spurs.

"We have 13 or 14 players for tomorrow and that is not good for us or for the Premier League as a whole. We are paying the price for what they did to us before January and it's wrong," said Grant.

"People that have forced us to have a small squad should look in the mirror and say `I was wrong, it was a mistake'.

"You will see what will happen in the game on Saturday. We can't compete with Tottenham."

The ban on registering players was lifted on January 26 after the Premier League were satisfied that the club had fulfilled payments to other clubs for transfers.

Pompey were only able to bring in Ricardo Rocha before the window closed and Grant is adamant the embargo should have been lifted earlier.

"They didn't have to do it (the embargo) in the middle of the season, now it has affected us," Grant continued.

"The situation we find ourselves in now is not just as a result of us. I know that if we played like we have been doing in the second half of the league we would have been able to stay in the league if they allowed us to have the squad that we wanted.

"They didn't create the money situation that we are in at the moment but I still don't think their decision was right.

"I know that people within the Premier League agree with me. People ring me and say `you know what? you are exactly right' but what can we do now?"

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