Tottenham Hotspur v Wolves: Match Preview

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Tottenham Hotspur v Wolves

Barclays Premier League; White Hart Lane; Sat, 14th January; 15:00 GMT.

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Scott Parker is fighting to be fit for the visit of Wolves, with Sandro also out of action for the Premier League clash. Jake Livermore could continue in their absence.

William Gallas and Ledley King are also defensive absentees, leaving Michael Dawson to continue at the back following his return last weekend.

For Wolves, defender Roger Johnson is an injury concern after picking up an ankle injury against Birmingham in the Cup - both he and Steven Fletcher will face fitness tests.

Nenad Milijas is available after serving his ban for the red card against Arsenal, whilst Dave Edwards has recovered from a groin problem.

Redknapp knows money talks

Harry Redknapp admits the wage structure at White Hart Lane could affect the club holding onto its top players.

The White Hart Lane outfit managed to keep Luka Modric out of Chelsea's clutches in the summer transfer window, but can expect more offers for their top players if the continue to over-perform in the Barclays Premier League this season.

Spurs moved joint-second with a win over Everton on Wednesday, and can move joint-top with Manchester City with victory over Wolves. Redknapp is wary that his players could be lured away from north London by big-money offers, though.

"Players play for a club and they enjoy being there but if someone offers them a contract that could blow their current one out of the water, it's very difficult," said Redknapp ahead of tomorrow's match.

"If someone offers to treble a player's wages, you've got a problem. What do you do? I'd be talking rubbish if I said people wanted to stay at Spurs just because we're playing good football.

"If you want to keep the best players, we have to find a way of doing a deal that's near to what they would be able to earn elsewhere, otherwise it will be a problem.

"There are few players who sign for a club at 15 and stay there until they finish playing. The top players never thought about leaving until late in

their careers but nowadays it's getting tougher.

"If you're a top player and someone wants to give them a fantastic contract, it's very hard to hang on to them."

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