Redknapp bullish over transfer tactics

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Harry Redknapp has defended Tottenham's transfer conduct ahead of a crucial week in their relegation battle where they face two teams upset by them during the January window.

Spurs boss Redknapp wanted Stewart Downing and Kenwyne Jones in the January transfer window and is now preparing his side to face Middlesbrough and Sunderland in the space of four days.

Boro were upset by the manner of Spurs' approach and there was also bad blood with when Redknapp targeted Trinidad and Tobago striker Jones but the former West Ham boss said: "Other people encouraged offers."

Spurs travel to face Sunderland on Saturday after their request to move the match was turned down, meaning it will be the sixth game in 17 days for Redknapp.

Their schedule was congested by remaining in the UEFA Cup and losing the Carling Cup final on penalties to Manchester United on Sunday.

"If I was Sunderland I would fancy playing us on Saturday because we've have had a cup final, extra-time and a midweek game on Wednesday," Redknapp said.

"I think they see it as the chance to play us on the back of six games in 17 days."

He added: "I think the thing with Kenwyne, Sunderland encouraged the Jones situation as much as Tottenham did at that time."

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