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Tottenham comfortable with current striker stocks says AVB

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says he is not looking to sign a new striker in the final few days of the January transfer window.

Emmanuel Adebayor is away with Togo at the African Cup of Nations and Jermain Defoe is currently sidelined with a minor injury but Villas-Boas insists there is no need to go searching for attacking reinforcements prior to Thursday's deadline.

"It is something we have discussed at length in press conference. We are happy with the options we have, but we understand injuries can put us in a difficult position," he said after Sunday's 2-1 FA Cup fourth round loss to Leeds United.

"Obviously Ade (Adebayor) is at the Africa Cup of Nations and he has already missed a couple of games, but we have to see how he progresses in the competition and then have him back.

"He (Defoe) got a knock in training unfortunately ruling him out of this game. He will definitely be back for the Norwich game (on Wednesday night).

"I think, as I have told you before we are comfortable. It (not signing a new striker) is a risk we are willing to take.

"It wasn't because we missed a lot of attacking opportunities today; it was just because we couldn't create so many clear-cut chances."

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