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Posted on 24 August 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp looks set to give youth a chance as we face Hearts in the second leg of our Europa League play-off at the Lane on Thursday night.

Harry Redknapp looks set to give youth a chance as we face Hearts in the second leg of our Europa League play-off at the Lane on Thursday night.

A fine performance at Tynecastle last week means we go into the tie 5-0 up from the first leg.

With a number of injuries to contend with and another huge Premier League fixture to follow against City on Sunday, Harry reported before training on Wednesday that Andros Townsend, Harry Kane and Tom Carroll all come into the picture for the second leg against Hearts.

"It's a great opportunity for them," said Harry. "It will be a great experience for them to play in a European game at White Hart Lane and it will give me the chance to have a look at them up against good opposition."

It won't be a new experience for winger Andros, who made a spectacular full debut for us last season when he scored in the FA Cup against Charlton. He also came off the bench in the first leg at Tynecastle and helped set-up the fifth goal.

Forward and regular Spurs XI goalscorer Harry was on the bench for a Carling Cup tie against Everton back in October, 2009 but it will be the first time midfielder Tom has made it into the final 18-man squad.

Both impressed in loan spells at Leyton Orient last season and Tom played his part as the Os took Arsenal to a replay in the FA Cup.

Tom Huddlestone (ankle) and Luka Modric (hamstring) remain doubtful while Ledley King (knee), William Gallas (calf), Danny Rose (ankle), Wilson Palacios (knee), Sandro (knee) and Steven Pienaar (groin) are all still sidelined.

Better news sees Jermaine Jenas back in the frame after an Achilles problem.