Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has hinted David Bentley has no future at White Hart Lane.
The Mirror says Bentley's future at White Hart Lane looks bleak after Redknapp virtually washed his hands of the Tottenham flop on Friday.
And just in case Bentley - viewed as the natural successor to David Beckham on England's right flank just a couple of years ago - has not got the message yet, the following excerpts from Redknapp's media briefing yesterday should leave him in little doubt where he stands.
REPORTER: Isn't this Cup tie a chance to play Bentley?
REDKNAPP: It would be if I wanted to.
REPORTER: Do you want to play him?
REDKNAPP: That's another question.
REPORTER: Is he working hard?
REDKNAPP: He is working. He's OK.
REPORTER: Have you been saying that about him since day one?
REDKNAPP: I played him every week when I first came here.
REPORTER: What's changed?
REDKNAPP: Aaron Lennon has done well. I've also got Modric and Kranjcar does well for me - Niko was a good signing at £2m because he's a terrific footballer and a great lad. He works hard, trains hard, never gives you a minute's problem and he has no attitude. Luka is the same, and that's what I still enjoy about football, players who want to come in every day, train and enjoy it.