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Posted on 6 December 2010  - 12:00

Jermaine Jenas and Robbie Keane are back in the frame to face FC Twente on Tuesday night.

Team news

Jermaine Jenas and Robbie Keane are back in the frame to face FC Twente on Tuesday night.

The pair have travelled to Holland for our final group match in the Champions League against the Dutch champions.

However, Harry Redknapp reported that Luka Modric is struggling slightly after a bout of 'flu.

JJ returns after a calf injury while Robbie has been battling against an ankle problem. "Both are okay and both have travelled out with the squad," said Harry at FC Twente's Grolsch Veste Stadium ahead of training on Monday night.

"Luka has had a touch of 'flu. He got through the game (at Birmingham) on Saturday and he's also travelled out with us."

Rafa van der Vaart (hamstring) and Younes Kaboul (hip) remain out alongside longer-term injured Tom Huddlestone (ankle), Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Jamie O'Hara (back).

Harry hinted at changes as we approach the busy Christmas and New Year period.

"I might just make one or two changes," he said. "We've one or two players who are desperate to play and have been unlucky not to play.

"We've lots of important games coming up and it's important we don't overstretch one or two of the lads.

"If we make the changes, whoever comes into the side will do a great job for us."