Central role for Gardner

Anthony Gardner is set to start at centre-back for Tottenham against Fulham following Calum Davenport’s departure to West Ham.

Anthony Gardner is set to start at centre-back for Tottenham against Fulham following Calum Davenport’s departure to West Ham.

Skipper Ledley King is still out with a bruised foot, while Jermaine Jenas returns to training next week after a ankle injury.

Striker Mido (groin) and Paul Stalteri (hip) are struggling for the Barclays Premiership clash at Craven Cottage.

Provisional squad: Robinson, Cerny, Alnwick, Chimbonda, Lee, Dawson, Gardner, Assou-Ekotto, Zokora, Davids, Tainio, Lennon, Keane, Berbatov, Defoe, Murphy, Ghaly, Malbranque, Huddlestone, Ziegler.

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