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Bentley helps his transfer hope as Spurs stay fourth

DAVID Bentley put himself in the shop window with a goal in the 2-0 home win over Fulham that helped Tottenham Hotspur hold onto fourth position in the Premier League table.

Peter Crouch opened the scoring before the break and Bentley wrapped up the victory with a free-kick that deflected in off the Cottagers' Bjorn Helge Riise.

Bentley (pictured) has been desperate to leave Spurs and his performance could attract clubs needing a winger, although Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is prepared to give the player a chance -- providing he shows a good attitude in training.

"It's up to him," Redknapp said. "If he shows a good attitude and comes to work every day, plays well and works hard, then I have no problems with him."

Victory kept Spurs in the top four of the Premier League and the only negative aspect of the evening was Heurelho Gomes picking up a shoulder injury that will require assessment before the clash against Birmingham City at the weekend. It was also the first time Gareth Bale has been in the starting line-up for a Premier League victory.

"It's a strange statistic," said Bale.

Meanwhile, Tottenham have shown an interest in bringing in Eidur Gudjohnsen on loan for the rest of the season, but Redknapp believes West Ham have beaten them to the signature of the former Barcelona and Chelsea forward.