Redknapp faces selection puzzle

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits the form of his players has given him a selection headache for Saturday's Barclays Premier League match at Manchester City.

Vedran Corluka and Roman Pavlyuchenko are back after being cup-tied for the midweek win over Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Cup, while Ledley King commands a place in defence if his knee is ready. Jamie O'Hara and Michael Dawson are also back from suspension.

"I will look at the performance against Dinamo and the opposition and think about who can cope best with what they can offer and where we can cause them problems," said Redknapp, whose side are looking to climb off the foot of the table.

In midfield, Jermaine Jenas is back from a toe problem and could replace Didier Zokora rather than Tom Huddlestone - who scored against Dinamo and had a hand in three goals for Darren Bent.

"Tom's got everything," said Redknapp.

"He's such a fantastic passer of the ball.

"He's got great feet and terrific ability. He's got to keep believing how good he can be, because he has it all to be a top player."

In attack, Redknapp is reluctant to use Luka Modric in midfield but wants him in the team as a support striker - meaning Pavlyuchenko and Bent are competing for one place.

Fraizer Campbell, who came on against Dinamo, is also an option.

Spurs fans continue to sing the name of Jermain Defoe in hope of the striker returning, but Redknapp insisted: "I think we have three strikers who can do the job. There's competition for places up front. Darren and Roman are both scoring goals, and Fraizer Campbell showed terrific enthusiasm when he came on."

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Tottenham Hotspur
Tom Huddlestone
Vedran Corluka
Didier Zokora
Roman Pavlyuchenko
Michael Dawson
Ledley King
Manchester City
Premier League
Jermaine Jenas
Jermain Defoe
Luka Modric
Darren Bent
Jamie O'Hara
Fraizer Campbell

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