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Does this Tottenham striker have a future at White Hart Lane?

We wonder whether Harry Redknapp will describe his attacking options as being ‘down to the bare bones’ when his Tottenham team line up against Shakhtar on Thursday night. Spurs have been drawn against a team who performed pretty well in the Champions League earlier in the season, and will have to try and qualify without their best three strikers.

Or at least their best three forwards in the eyes of Harry Redknapp. His fourth best is Sandra Redknapp, while his 5th choice is probably Darren Bent, someone who incurred his wrath when missing a sitter against Portsmouth a few weeks ago. However, Setanta reports that the striker feels he has nothing to prove to his latest manager, despite there being an uneasiness between the pair.

“I’ve got a point to prove in that I want to show the gaffer what I can do and I want to be starting games,” he told Setanta Sports News.

“At the same time, I don’t think I’ve got anything to prove because I’ve scored goals this season. If I hadn’t done then I would – but I’m the top goalscorer at this football club so I feel like I can just go out there and relax.

“I don’t feel the pressure at all, I just go out there and enjoy it.

“If you’re any player not playing games you’re not going to be happy. But me and Harry get on fine. I’ve got no problem with Harry and he’s got no problem with me so I’ll just go out there and get on with it.”

Make your mind up Dazza, have you got a point to prove or not? It’s a shame that the Tottenham forward has only got a game against Shakhtar in which to make an impression, with chances sure to be scarce against Spurs’ formidable Ukrainian opposition. Does anyone think that Bent will remain at White Hart Lane over the summer, or will he be forced to move on after falling behind Defoe, Keane and Pavlyuchenko in the pecking order?

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