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Posted on 24 August 2010  - 12:00

Luka Modric is out of tomorrow night's Champions League play-off, second leg against Young Boys at White Hart Lane.

Team news

Luka Modric is out of tomorrow night's Champions League play-off, second leg against Young Boys at White Hart Lane.

The Croatian playmaker was forced out of last week's first leg with a groin problem, missed Saturday's win at Stoke and didn't train this morning (Tuesday, August 24).

However, Harry Redknapp reported better news on the other four players injured in Bern.

Giovani, Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane and Roman Pavlyuchenko all trained this morning.

Harry said: "Luka Modric is not fit, but the other lads came out and joined in training, so hopefully they'll be okay. We'll wait to see if they have any reaction.

"Luka's a top player, a fantastic player, but we've had to play without him before.

"We had a long spell last season when he was out and we coped okay. We were without him at Stoke on Saturday as well and we were outstanding. It was a great to go and win there."

Alan Hutton, Jonathan Woodgate, Jamie O'Hara and David Bentley remain sidelined.