Jenas battling to keep Spurs midfield place

Jermaine Jenas is battling for his place in Tottenham's midfield.

Jermaine Jenas is battling for his place in Tottenham's midfield.

The Daily Mail says Jenas is in danger of losing his place in the Tottenham Hotspur team when Luka Modric returns to full fitness.

Modric is close to a return after breaking a bone in a leg and the outstanding form of fellow Croatia international Niko Kranjcar since his arrival from Portsmouth sets manager Harry Redknapp the sort of selection problem he likes.

Aaron Lennon's place on the right wing is secure, as is Wilson Palacios as the midfield anchor man.

Redknapp insists Kranjcar was not bought as a stop-gap replacement for the injured Modric and he looks like the midfield goalscorer Spurs have lacked in recent years.

Kranjcar is happiest in a more central role which puts Jenas' place under threat.

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