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Crouch: I am Capello's last resort but I'll keep trying

Peter Crouch admitted that he is Fabio Capello's "last resort" after the Tottenham striker was again overlooked by the England manager on Wednesday night only to come on to score the 22nd goal of his international career with his first touch.

Van der Vaart fitness causes concern for Redknapp

Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, has admitted that midfielder Rafael van der Vaart needs to get in shape so he can last the full 90 minutes.

Jermain Defoe could return early for the north London derby

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe could make an earlier-than-expected return to action in the north London derby on November 20 after two months out with torn ankle ligaments.

Capello defends England preperations

Fabio Capello insists England's dismal performance against Montenegro at Wembley had nothing to do with the lack of a warm-up game.

From the Front Row: Injured Butch always grins and bears it

Shoulder surgery rules Bath fly-half out for two months but you can't wipe the smile off his face

Bent and Gyan can be perfect strike partners, says Bruce

Steve Bruce, the Sunderland manager, is relishing the opportunity to see record signing Asamoah Gyan team up with Darren Bent.

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