Tottenham v West Brom preview

Gareth Bale is a major doubt for Tottenham after sustaining a knee

injury in Wednesday’s north London derby. William Gallas and Vedran

Corluka (ankle) also picked up knocks in the match and could miss

out while Niko Kranjcar is struggling with a foot problem. Jonathan

Woodgate (calf), Ledley King (groin), Wilson Palacios and Alan

Hutton (both knee) are all definitely out. West Brom have no fresh

injury concerns. Midfielder Graham Dorrans is the only absentee

with the ankle problem which has sidelined him for the past seven

weeks. Albion are unlikely to risk the Scotland international again

this season unless he makes a complete recovery from the setback

suffered in training. Roy Hodgson’s side will be looking to bounce

back from the 3-1 home reversal against Chelsea after collecting 12

points from the previous six games since the ex Liverpool boss took

charge. Tottenham (from): Gomes, Cudicini, Pletikosa, Corluka,

Assou Ekotto, Bassong, Gallas, Dawson, Kaboul, Lennon, Kranjcar,

Pienaar, Huddlestone, Sandro, Modric, Jenas, Rose, Bale, Van der

Vaart, Defoe, Pavlyuchenko, Crouch. West Brom (from): Carson,

Myhill, Jara, Reid, Zuiverloon, Olsson, Tamas, Pablo, Meite,

Shorey, Cech, Scharner, Mulumbu, Brunt, Morrison, Thomas, Vela,

Tchoyi, Barnes, Fortune, Odemwingie.