Having royally cocked up our trip to Wolves with a bizarre team selection, Harry has the chance to make amends against Bolton on Sunday.
He’s indicated the he will field his strongest side, which will mean Corluka and King returning to the back four, Palacios replacing Jenas and Crouch coming in for Gudjohnsen.
It should also mean a return for Luka Modric, but our little midfielder is a doubt with illness. Michael Dawson also faces a late fitness test, which might see Bassing line up alongside King. Pavlyuchenko is also available and will probably start on the bench.
After such a limp display against Wolves, you’d hope that our team were fired up and ready to prove that they’re not a bunch of deadbeats. They will face a Bolton side missing several key personnel.
Possibly most importantly, Gary Cahill will be out, while Klasnic, Davis and McCann are also injured. The on-loan Weiss and Wilshere are both cup-tied.
No matter what team Bolton put out it’s never an easy place to go and we’ve generally struggled there. A draw probably wouldn’t be a bad result for us in the context of the FA Cup, though the further fixture would be a drain in our dwindling league campaign.
I’ve not seen Bolton play since Owen Coyle has been appointed, but from the reports I’ve heard, they are trying to play a bit more football these days. Hopefully it will result in a more open match that will suit Spurs.
I couldn’t believe how Burnley tried to take the game to us, earlier on in the season. Bolton have better players and won’t be that naive, but this is not the Sam Allardyce era Bolton that would draw shivers through Tottenham spines.
We all know that this is a game that we can and should win. Whether we will is another matter and at the moment, there’s very little point in trying to predict which Tottenham will turn up.
Fingers crossed that it’s the eventual FA Cup winners. Come on you Spurs!