Campbell: Harry has given us all belief

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Fraizer Campbell has revealed how Harry Redknapp has "stroked egos" at Tottenham, with an air of invincibility now putting the top half of the Barclays Premier League in their sights.

Spurs boss Redknapp is less than three weeks into his job and has recorded five wins and a draw - the club are off the foot of the table and are two points behind 10th-placed Fulham, who they face at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

"Heads were down and he came in and stroked their egos a bit," Campbell said. "Everyone has responded brilliantly to it."

Redknapp admittedly has been helped by what he describes as the tightest campaign in recent history - the Spurs manager feels 14 teams are candidates for a relegation battle.

It could now work in Spurs' favour as Redknapp's players are playing with no fear.

"Once you have won one game, you believe in yourself and we go out there and feel like we are invincible sometimes," Campbell said.

"We are beating teams quite comfortably. The new manager has put confidence into all the players. Every player has got the confidence in themselves and the belief that we are better than where we are in the league (16th). It is going really well."

Players marginalised by former boss Juande Ramos have been included in Redknapp's plans, with Kevin-Prince Boateng and Ricardo Rocha in the matchday squad for the midweek Carling Cup win over Liverpool.

The scorers against Rafael Benitez's men were strikers Campbell and Roman Pavlyuchenko, who have been in the shadows recently while Darren Bent has been firing Spurs away from the relegation zone.

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is expected to be available for the game with Fulham despite taking a blow to the head against Liverpool.

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