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Posted on 26 December 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp says he's hopeful of Rafa van der Vaart featuring at Norwich tomorrow night (Tuesday, December 27).

Harry Redknapp says he's hopeful of Rafa van der Vaart featuring at Norwich tomorrow night (Tuesday, December 27).

The Dutch forward was forced off at half-time of Thursday's draw against Chelsea with a hamstring problem but has been back in training at Spurs Lodge.

Meanwhile, Harry reported that Ledley King came through the Chelsea match okay but he wouldn't have enough time to recover to feature at Carrow Road.

Harry also ruled Jermain Defoe out with his hamstring injury and that he'd 'wait and see' on Younes Kaboul's hamstring problem.

Speaking after training on Boxing Day, Harry said: "We're hoping Rafa will be fit and it looks like there's a chance he'll be okay.

"Jermain isn't fit though, Ledley was okay after the Chelsea game but this one has come around too quickly for him. He's not fit.

"We're not sure on Younes yet, we'll have to see how he is."

Michael Dawson is on the road to full recovery from his Achilles injury while Tom Huddlestone (ankle) remains sidelined.