Injuries pile up for Redknapp
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp faces an injury crisis ahead of Tuesday's must-win clash with Man City.
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Last Updated: 09/05/11 9:32am
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp faces an injury crisis ahead of Tuesday's must-win clash with Manchester City.
Spurs travel to City knowing they need to win to stay in the hunt for fourth, but Redknapp could be without a number of his key personnel.
PFA Player of the Year Gareth Bale will miss the trip to Eastlands after being stretchered off with an ankle injury during Saturday's draw with Blackpool.
To add to Redknapp's problems Luka Modric is battling to be fit with a hip problem, while Peter Crouch is a major doubt with a back injury.
"It looks like Modric is out and there's no Palacios," said Redknapp.
"Crouch wasn't fit to play Blackpool - he had a back injury. He came and told me about the problem before the game.
"Hopefully he'll be all right, I don't know.
"We've just got to give it a go on Tuesday and see what happens."
No Adam move
Meanwhile, Redknapp has ruled out making a new bid for Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam this summer.
Redknapp made an 11th hour move to sign Adam during the January transfer window only to see the swoop fail to materialise.
Adam, who scored in the 1-1 draw with Spurs on Saturday, is widely expected to leave Blackpool this summer with a number of clubs chasing his signature.
However, Redknapp insists he will not be making any move for the Scotland international as he feels he has enough cover in midfield.
"Charlie Adam is a good player but the closest I came to signing him was at 10.10pm on deadline day," Redknapp said.
"I didn't lose any sleep over it. I would have liked him to come here because he is a very good player but I have a lot of good footballers here. Sandro is improving, Modric is fantastic, Tom Huddlestone will be back, (Wilson) Palacios is getting fit hopefully."