Van der Vaart a doubt for Spurs

Rafael van der Vaart is doubtful for Tottenham’s Barclays Premier League game against Wolves tomorrow as he continues to struggle with the sore calf picked up during Tuesday night’s 2-2 Champions League draw at Werder Bremen.

Manager Harry Redknapp has “seven or eight” players carrying knocks and is set to rotate his squad, but Luka Modric (leg) is not expected to be risked, Ledley King may be rested after playing in midweek and Heurelho Gomes (groin) is still out.

Jermain Defoe, Michael Dawson (both ligament damage), Jamie O’Hara (back) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin) are long-term absentees.

Provisional squad: Cudicini, King, Gallas, Hutton, Bale, Kaboul, Bassong, Corluka, Jenas, Assou-Ekotto, Sandro, Huddlestone, Lennon, Palacios, Kranjcar, Bentley, Van der Vaart, Dos Santos, Crouch, Keane, Pavyluchenko, Pletikosa.

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