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Parker can help Spurs' push for top four -- Gallas

William Gallas thinks Tottenham are in a much stronger position to challenge for a top-four place this season thanks partly to the arrival of Scott Parker.

Tottenham head to Fulham in the Premier League tomorrow looking to keep up their push for a Champions League place by registering their seventh win in eight matches.

The club's form is in complete contrast to the poor displays they put in at the start of the season when they were beaten comfortably by both Manchester sides.

Spurs have dropped just two points since the arrival of Parker from West Ham -- a fact Harry Redknapp admitted was no coincidence last weekend after the England midfielder put in a stellar performance to help the north London club beat QPR 3-1.

"The squad is stronger this year," said Gallas, who is fit again after making his comeback from a calf injury against Rubin Kazan on Thursday.

"We believe we can finish in the top four and maybe win something. You never know in football."

Parker, a former team-mate of Gallas at Chelsea, is the one player who has stood out in particular for the former Arsenal defender.

"I knew what he could do from my time with him at Chelsea," Gallas said.

"He is doing a good job for us. His quality is really good. He can make crucial passes and I think he is one of the best midfielders in England."

Assistant manager Kevin Bond will be in charge of Spurs tomorrow as Redknapp continues his recovery from a heart procedure which kept him out of this week's trip to Russia.

"We have to win because he is not well at the moment," said Gallas. "The manager is a good guy so I think we have to do a good job for him."


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