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Posted on 22 January 2010  - 12:00

Aaron Lennon will miss the chance to face his former club Leeds United in the FA Cup at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Team news

Aaron Lennon will miss the chance to face his former club Leeds United in the FA Cup at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

The winger who made his debut at 16 for Leeds at the Lane back in August, 2003 remains sidelined with a groin injury.

"He was hoping to be fit for this game, he has pushed himself but he's not ready yet," explained Harry on Friday.

Tom Huddlestone is also out of the fourth round tie with the knee problem that forced him out of the reckoning at Liverpool on Wednesday. "His knee is still a little puffy and we won't take a chance with it," said Harry.

Ledley King will not feature after starting at Anfield. The defender came off with cramp 80 minutes into the 2-0 defeat. "He came through that okay," added Harry. "But two games in such quick succession isn't possible at the moment and he won't play."

Benoit Assou-Ekotto (hip), Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Carlo Cudicini (pelvis, wrist) remain sidelined.

Harry suggested that young winger Danny Rose will make an appearance against his former club.

Danny, who joined us from Elland Road in July, 2007, won a penalty in the last round against Peterborough United and has impressed Harry of late.

"He's worked hard, trained well, showed a great attitude and he'll get a chance to play," said Harry. "He can play wide left, he's quick and he gets at defenders. He can also play central and he's a tough lad as well. I'm looking forward to seeing him play."