Harry to blood youngsters
Harry Redknapp may be forced to field some of the club's youngsters for the Uefa Cup tie with Spartak Moscow.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 15/12/08 7:09pm
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp may be forced to field some of the club's youngsters for Thursdays Uefa Cup tie against Spartak Moscow.
Redknapp faces an injury crisis at White Hart Lane with defender Jonathan Woodgate the latest to be ruled out after suffering a back injury against Manchester United on Saturday.
Midfielder Jermaine Jenas also picked up an injury against the champions as he was substituted with a calf tear.
Striker Frazier Campbell remains a doubt after picking up a similar problem but the club believe it is not as severe.
Captain Ledley King is set to be rested for the last 32 clash with Redknapp keeping one eye on Saturday's key Premier League match with Newcastle.
Defender Vedran Corluka and striker Roman Pavlyuchenko are both ineligible.
Possible replacements Adel Taarabt, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Hossam Ghaly,
Paul Staltieri and Ricardo Rocha are not registered for the competition after falling out of favour with former manager Juande Ramos.
The situation has left Redknapp with a selection headache and could mean starts for youngsters such as Dean Parrett and John Bostock.
"Thursday is a big headache for us," the former Portsmouth manager said.
"I've got some kids out of the youth team because you have to have so many homegrown players in the squad so it will give me a chance to see one or two of them play.
"We've got John Bostock and Dean Parrett, I'll throw them in and let's see what they can do."
Bostock, 16, was signed from Crystal Palace in the summer and became the club's youngest ever player earlier in the season while Parrett, 17, joined as a 15-year-old from QPR after interest from Chelsea.