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Spurs boosted by Rafael recovery

Published 01/11/2010 | 16:23

Rafael van der Vaart. Photo: Getty Images
Rafael van der Vaart. Photo: Getty Images

Rafael van der Vaart has made a surprise recovery and is expected to be fit for Tottenham's Champions League clash with Inter Milan tomorrow night.

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Manager Harry Redknapp had all but ruled the Holland star out of the Group F game after he came off during Saturday's Barclays Premier League defeat at Manchester United with a suspected hamstring injury.

Fellow midfielder Tom Huddlestone will also return after missing Spurs' last two matches with an ankle problem but goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is suspended, captain Ledley King and Vedran Corluka (both groin) are still out, while Jermain Defoe, Michael Dawson (both ligament damage), Jamie O'Hara (back) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin) are long-term absentees.

Provisional squad: Cudicini, Hutton, Bale, Gallas, Bassong, Kaboul, Jenas, Sandro, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Huddlestone, Palacios, Kranjcar, Bentley, Modric, Dos Santos, Van der Vaart, Crouch, Keane, Pavyluchenko, Pletikosa.

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