Tottenham boss Redknapp: Defoe will play tonight
Defoe will go under the knife next week in a bid to cure a groin problem that has dogged him since the World Cup.
Defoe's injury helps explain his goalless start to the season, but Redknapp still hopes he breaks his duck before his operation.
"Tomorrow night might be the night for him to come back with a bang and start scoring a few," Redknapp said.
"I don't want to pile pressure on him about it.
"He scores goals in training every day."