Harry Redknapp selects his White Hart Lane contingent.
Tottenham Hotspur have left Jonthan Woodgate out of their squad for the first half of the 2010/11 campaign.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp made his selections on Wednesday, following a frantic transfer deadline day for the capital club.
Having seen a late deal for Holland international Rafael van der Vaart pushed through, the White Hart Lane outfit now know what they have to work with.
Their new Dutch signing makes the grade, as do fellow summer arrivals William Gallas and Stipe Pletikosa.
The likes of Jamie O’Hara, who was loaned to Portsmouth last season, and Jermaine Jenas,who had been strongly linked with a move to Stoke, are also included.
There is, however, no place for injury-stricken Woodgate, who continues to battle to save his career.
Tottenham squad: Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Sebastian Bassong, David Bentley, Vedran Corluka, Peter Crouch, Carlo Cudicini, Heurelho Gomes, Michael Dawson, Jermain Defoe, William Gallas, Tom Huddlestone, Alan Hutton, Jermaine Jenas, Younes Kaboul, Robbie Keane, Ledley King, Niko Kranjcar, Aaron Lennon, Luka Modric, Kyle Naughton, Jamie O’Hara, Wilson Palacios, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Stipe Pletikosa, Rafael van der Vaart. (Sky Sports)
It should be noted that as well as this strong group of 25, Harry Redknapp also has the likes of under 21 year old stars Gareth Bale and Giovani dos Santos to call upon. Given that Jonathan Woodgate hasn’t played for the north London side since November 2009 it can’t have been a massive surprise to the former Leeds centre back that he may well miss out.
Rafael Van der Vaart fills the final spot in a well balanced and seemingly top four ready contingent that Harry Redknapp has put together.