West Brom v Tottenham preview

West Brom expect four-goal leading scorer Shane Long (leg) and

fellow striker Peter Odemwingie (knee) to be fit. Midfielder Paul

Scharner is also winning his race to face Spurs after a three-week

lay-off with a knee setback. Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko

could start his first Premier League game of the season after

manager Harry Redknapp revealed Jermain Defoe and Rafael van der

Vaart could miss out through injury. Van der Vaart came off in the

second half of Monday’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa with a

long-standing hamstring complaint and is a doubt for the match

while Defoe is struggling with a groin injury he suffered in

training on Thursday. Michael Dawson (Achilles), Tom Huddlestone

(ankle) Niko Kranjcar (thigh) and Danny Rose (ankle) are

unavailable. West Brom (from): Foster, Fulop, Reid, Jones, Jara,

Olsson, McAuley, Dawson, Tamas, Mattock, Shorey, Scharner, Brunt,

Morrison, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Thomas, Gera, Tchoyi, Cox, Odemwingie,

Long. Tottenham (from): Gomes, Friedel, Cudicini, Bale, Kaboul,

Corluka, Bassong, Gallas, King, Walker, Assou-Ekotto, Parker,

Modric, Livermore, Townsend, Carroll, Lennon, Falque, Sandro,

Pienaar, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe, Dos Santos, Adebayor, Van der Vaart.