Tottenham could be without Jermain Defoe and Rafael van der Vaart for this weekend's meeting with West Bromwich Albion.

Defoe sustained a groin injury at training yesterday and is in major doubt whilst van der Vaart has been struggling since coming off in the second half of Monday's 2-0 win over Aston Villa with a hamstring complaint.

Third-placed Spurs meet the Baggies at The Hawthorns tomorrow and Harry Redknapp may have to lean on Roman Pavlyuchenko for his first Premier League start of the season.

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