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Posted on 28 January 2011  - 12:00

Gareth Bale misses out but Harry Redknapp could have three players back for Sunday's FA Cup tie at Fulham.

Team news

Gareth Bale misses out but Harry Redknapp could have three players back for Sunday's FA Cup tie at Fulham.

Welsh flyer Gareth will sit out the fourth round encounter at Craven Cottage with the back problem that forced him off after just 11 minutes of last weekend's draw at Newcastle.

"He's been to see a specialist and it shouldn't be too long, a bit of work on it and he should be okay," reported Harry at Spurs Lodge on Friday morning.

"He's never, ever needed an operation. That's the last resort when you have a back problem. He has a little back injury that went into a spasm, but he should be back in 10 days."

Roman Pavlyuchenko and Benoit Assou-Ekotto are fit again after missing out at Newcastle and Heurelho Gomes was back in training on Friday morning after picking out a shoulder injury this time last week that ruled him out at St James Park.

Wilson Palacios was also sidelined last week and remains doubtful for Sunday with a swollen knee.

Sandro is also doubtful with a back problem. "We've one or two knocks and we've only really got two central midfielders fully fit in Luka Modric and Jermaine Jenas," added Harry.

Longer-term injured Tom Huddlestone (ankle) and Ledley King (groin) remain out.