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Posted on 30 December 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp is still without the services of Aaron Lennon and Ledley King for tomorrow's clash at Swansea - but hasn't ruled out Jermain Defoe.

Harry Redknapp is still without the services of Aaron Lennon and Ledley King for tomorrow's clash at Swansea - but hasn't ruled out Jermain Defoe.

The striker has been sidelined with a hamstring problem since scoring his ninth goal of the season at Shamrock Rovers on December 15.

"He's trained with us today and we'll have to wait and see how he is," said Harry after training on Friday morning.

Aaron Lennon is also on his way back from his hamstring injury. "He's coming on well, working on his rehab, but he's not ready for Swansea," added the manager.

Ledley (knee) missed Tuesday's win at Norwich after playing against Chelsea on December 22.

Sebastien Bassong (back) and Roman Pavlyuchenko (ankle) are also doubtful for our first trip to the Liberty Stadium.

Meanwhile, Michael Dawson completed his second full day's training after four months out with an Achilles injury and Harry is delighted to see the central defender back.

"It's great to see him back," said Harry. "He's a fantastic player and a great guy."