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Defoe and van der Vaart both doubts as Tottenham prepare for West Brom

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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