The main headline on the official club website for now concerns Louis Saha with news that the Frenchman is fit and available to face his former club tomorrow. The website doesn’t pick the team of course but many fans are expecting Saha to move back ahead of Jermain Defoe in Saturday’s starting XI.
The other usual question is in defence where Michael Dawson has now been officially ruled out for the season but William Gallas is available and could slot in alongside his compatriot Younes Kaboul.
“William should be okay, he’s had calf injuries all season but hopefully he’s back to fitness now,” said Harry this morning.
“Ryan Nelsen came through the other night, I was pleased with him and we’ve got Younes and Ledley, hopefully we can keep Ledley fit.
“Aaron Lennon picked up a hamstring injury against Stevenage, he’s not available. He shouldn’t be out long. He’s going for a scan today, but he doesn’t feel too bad.”
With Lennon out, Redknapp could stick with Jake Livermore who earned high praise in last weekend’s defeat at Old Trafford or he could play VDV in a position that isn’t popular with the Dutchman.
Up front, well… we don’t pick the team either and while we may feel that JD has earned a start, here’s how we see the starting XI. But what do you think?