Harry tips Defoe for finals place

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp thinks England are suffering from a severe striker shortage ahead of this summer's European Championship.

But the 65-year-old, overwhelming favourite to take over the manager's role with the national team, reckons he could have the answer to the country's problems in Jermain Defoe, despite the 13-goal forward being ignored in favour of the uncapped Fraizer Campbell in interim boss Stuart Pearce's squad for the friendly with Holland.

Redknapp said: "I am sure he (Defoe) could (make the squad). There is a shortage of strikers if you look at England now, it's certainly a problem position. Darren Bent is out for the season, so suddenly you look at that and you think he (Defoe) has every chance of going."

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