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Posted on 1 November 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp has been boosted by the news that both Rafael van der Vaart and Tom Huddlestone look fit to face Inter Milan on Tuesday night.

Team news

Harry Redknapp has been boosted by the news that both Rafael van der Vaart and Tom Huddlestone look fit to face Inter Milan on Tuesday night.

Rafa looked a huge doubt when he trudged off late in Saturday's match at Old Trafford clutching the back of his left leg.

But the Dutch playmaker was back in training on Monday and Harry was positive about his chances in Monday afternoon's pre-Inter press conference at the Lane.

"Rafa came through training okay this morning," reported Harry. "That was a bonus for us.

"He went down with a bit of a hamstring but I think we was a bit fatigued, a bit tired and he was feeling it a bit. Perhaps it was more like cramp than a hamstring.

"He had no reaction this morning and he could be okay. He's got every chance."

Meanwhile, midfielder Tom has missed our last two matches against Everton and United after picking up an ankle injury in the first match against Inter at the San Siro on October 20.

He also trained on Monday and Harry added: "Tom looks okay. He also came through training fine on Monday and he'll be available as well."

Harry said Ledley King remained out alongside our longer-term injuries Jermain Defoe (ankle), Michael Dawson (ankle), Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Jamie O'Hara (back).

Heurelho Gomes is also unavailable after being sent off in the San Siro so Milan-born Carlo Cudicini will take over in goal. Sandro is ineligible.