It’s been confirmed that William Gallas and Gareth Bale will miss tomorrow’s trip to Wigan and both will struggle for the trip to the Bernabeu on Tuesday night.
Speaking on the club website Harry said: “Gareth isn’t fit for tomorrow and William’s knee is giving him problems at the moment.”
On the subject of their chances of facing Real Madrid, Redknapp said: “Gareth’s hamstring is still tight and you can never tell with a hamstring injury, until you really push it, you are not sure. William is struggling at the moment.”
So the back four for Wigan picks itself once again, but as always, the real question is who will play in midfield and what formation will we go with?
4-4-2 has been Harry’s choice in the league for the last few games, until he switched to a 4-5-1 against West Ham. Will it be Defoe and Pav with Crouch saved for Tuesday, or will the manager shake things up a bit?
Behind them, Lennon looks to be fit, so will it be him alongside Pienaar and VDV or will JJ feature tomorrow? The other question is Huddlestone or Sandro? Tom is fit again and in the squad but will he start on the bench with the Brazilian keeping his place or will Harry throw him straight back into the action?
This would be our team to face Wigan. What’s yours?
4-4-2 and i wouldnt chance lennon. need him for real madrid
With Niko and VDV on the flanks, there is no gas, lennon should start.
he will play a weaker team like against wolves or sunderland
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Please no Defoe – he’s lost it
Pienarr has done nothing for us since he’s been here how he’s always getting in the team ahead of kranajkar is beyond me
It’s because he provides width. Krancjar drifts too far centrally too often.
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Pav is our best striker Harry needs to start playing him. if we are to get top four he needs to grow a pair and admit defoe has lost it and crouch is shocking.
yeah, Krancjar “drifts too far centrally too often”, and he keeps popping up with crucial winning goals whenever he plays, what does he think he’s playing at?!?
Those were nice goals, but the defense was tired and gave him space centrally outside the box. If we play two strikers up top then we don’t need another person crowding that space and we we play five in the midfield then we need someone to provide width besides the fullbacks. He had two really nice strikes, but over the course of a full match he doesn’t allow outlets going forward or coverage defensively. I’m not trying to take anything away from those goals, but the word lucky comes to mind.
You have a point generally but there was nothing lucky about the goals, both excellent strikes, one with his left and one with his right. It’s difficult to know what he has to do to get in the team, given what he does when he’s given a chance.