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Stoke manager Tony Pulis is weighing up whether to give former England defender Jonathan Woodgate his competitive debut in tonight's Europa League third qualifying round first-leg tie against Hajduk Split at the Britannia Stadium.The 31-year-old joined the Potters on a pay-as-you-play deal this summer after making only four appearances in the last two seasons for Tottenham due to injury.
Tottenham club captain Ledley King underwent surgery on his left knee last night.
Stoke manager Tony Pulis today offered Jonathan Woodgate the chance to resurrect his football career but admitted he was taking a chance in signing the injury-plagued defender.
Tottenham have confirmed injury-plagued defender Jonathan Woodgate has left the club.
Harry Redknapp is looking for "one or two players" in the summer as he tries to prepare his Tottenham squad for another push for the top four next season. Redknapp admitted that he needed players who would "make the difference", as Luis Suarez has at Liverpool since January, and said that he would "go abroad two or three times a week" in pursuit of talent.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits he has to find a couple of top-quality signings if they are to stand a chance of challenging for Champions League qualification next season.
Instead of contemplating how to strengthen in preparation for a second season in the Champions League, Tottenham Hotspur are now steeling themselves for a summer clear-out while at the same time attempting to hang on to their prized asset Gareth Bale.
The Tottenham manager, Harry Redknapp, is facing a defensive injury crisis ahead of Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Real Madrid, with four central defenders likely to miss the game.
Rafael van der Vaart aggravated his calf injury in training yesterday but should be fit to return to action in 10 days' time, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp revealed this morning.
Jonathan Woodgate has suffered a fresh injury setback after a scan last night showed the Tottenham defender had sustained a strain of the left adductor muscle.
Vedran Corluka will see a specialist today to find out how long he will be out of action for thanks to Matthieu Flamini's brutal tackle in Tottenham's win over AC Milan on Tuesday.
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What I Learnt This Week
Tottenham were today celebrating a triple boost after completing the signing of Steven Pienaar and seeing Jonathan Woodgate and Jamie O'Hara make their long-awaited comebacks from injury.
Steven Pienaar has reached an agreement to join Tottenham Hotspur. The Everton midfielder, a transfer target for both Tottenham and Chelsea, made his decision clear on Twitter yesterday, and an official Spurs statement later confirmed they were "delighted" to have reached agreement with both Pienaar and Everton.
Midfielder will watch Spurs' FA Cup tie against Charlton tomorrow with imminent announcement expected