Following yesterday’s Chelsea game Harry Redknapp talked about his central defenders after he was down to his last fit pair in Michael Dawson and Sebastian Bassong and even Dawson himself has just returned from a 3 month lay off.
“Michael did well. It’s his first week back and I had to play him.
“I was hoping Kaboul would be fit, Gallas did his hamstring on Friday, so we had to throw Michael in. I was worried he wouldn’t last the game and you have to be careful. He’s done great, a fantastic competitor and an amazing fellow.
“Kaboul could be back next week. I don’t know when Gallas will be back. He stretched for the ball and felt it tear.
“We’ve coped okay whoever has come in. Luckily we’ve got plenty of centre-halves who’ve done well.”
Harry then talked about Tottenham club captain Ledley King and a possible return. “Ledley is improving and he might be back soon.
“We have a date for Ledley to have an operation. The surgeon is available until December 23 but is then away for four weeks so we have to make a decision by then.
“He’s coming on well. If he feels okay we will not operate. If he has to have it, it will be five weeks. But he’s feeling good.”
So hopefully either Kaboul or King is fit for next weekend, even to just go on the bench because if something happens to Dawson or Bassong we have nothing left.