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Posted on 23 March 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp hasn't ruled out possible returns for Tom Huddlestone and David Bentley for Wednesday night's FA Cup quarter-final replay against Fulham.

Team news

Harry Redknapp hasn't ruled out possible returns for Tom Huddlestone and David Bentley for Wednesday night's FA Cup quarter-final replay against Fulham.

Both trained today (Tuesday, March 23) - Tom after being sidelined with an ankle injury since February 28, David after suffering a virus that kept him out of the reckoning for Stoke on Saturday.

"One or two have a chance of being fit," reported Harry this morning. "Tom's getting closer. It's touch and go but we'll see how he is and it's the same with David, we'll see how they are after training.

"Danny Rose could also possibly return after his knee injury."

Unfortunately, Harry will be without the services of Jermain Defoe, Roman Pavlyuchenko (both hamstring), Aaron Lennon, Jermain Jenas (both groin) and Ledley King (thigh).

On top of that, Younes Kaboul is cup-tied after playing in the competition for Portsmouth and Kyle Walker after playing for Sheffield United.

As for Aaron and JD, Harry had positive news. "Aaron's done very well out with the fitness coaches and hopefully he won't be too long," he said. "I don't want to put a date on his possible return, because you never know, but he's desperate to get fit. Jermain's hamstring also feels a lot better."