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Posted on 9 December 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp has a few injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s trip to Stoke.

Harry Redknapp has a few injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s trip to Stoke.

The manager reports that striker Jermain Defoe has a slight hamstring problem, defender Ledley King is trying to recover from the knee injury sustained in training last Friday and Gareth Bale picked up a slight knock against Bolton last weekend.

“We’ve one or two knocks,” said Harry. “Jermain has had a bit of a hamstring this week, Ledley took a bang on the knee in training last week and Gareth has had a problem this week. We’ll wait and see how they are.”

Better news sees Niko Kranjcar ready to return to full training after a thigh injury sustained on international duty with Croatia in October.

Harry also reports that Michael Dawson is ‘coming back slowly but surely’ from his Achilles injury. Tom Huddlestone also remains out.