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Harry's hopeful virus will not scupper Spurs bid to beat the Toffees

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will make final checks on his players today after a virus swept through the club ahead of their Premier League clash against Everton.

The illness, which led to the Spurs Lodge training complex having their indoor facilities shut down and sterilised, hit the Academy hardest, while Wilson Palacios and Vedran Corluka were the worst affected among the first team.

They could still make the side to face David Moyes' men tomorrow at White Hart Lane when Spurs look to maintain their bid to qualify for the Champions League. "It hasn't disrupted us, we are still training as normal and hopefully no one else gets it," Redknapp said.

"But there have been so many other people who have gone down with it, including a few of the press boys who came over on Tuesday, it is certainly spreading."

The last thing Redknapp needs at the moment is more fitness concerns as Aaron Lennon is out with a groin strain and has seen another specialist about his problem.

Ledley King looks set to miss the Everton game with a thigh problem, while Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch will have slight knocks assessed.

"Aaron has been to see a another specialist and got another opinion," Redknapp said. "We are just waiting really but it looks like he is going to be out for a little while. It's disappointing because it has been a long job.

"Hopefully he won't need surgery but if he did it should have been done earlier on, that's the problem. The medical staff didn't feel surgery was necessary and went down the other route but we still haven't got him fit yet."

Redknapp, however, has Younes Kaboul and Kyle Walker ready to return after being ineligible for the FA Cup win over Bolton, while David Bentley has recovered from a tightness in his groin.

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