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Tottenham v Fulham -Team News

last updated Saturday 30th August 2003, 7:26 AM
Midfielder Martin Djetou has been ruled out of Fulham's London derby clash with Tottenham.

The French ace has failed to recover from the hamstring injury he sustained during his side's defeat by Everton last weekend, but his countryman Sylvain Legwinski should be available against Spurs after picking up an ankle injury in the same game.

Sean Davis is still sidelined by his knee injury - he is likely to be out for a further four weeks - while striker Steve Marlet is unavailable for selection after agreeing a season-long loan deal with Marseille.

Skipper Andy Melville is still on the road to recovery and could feature in a reserve match next week before continuing his comeback with the Welsh national team.

Fulham (from): van der Sar, Crossley, Knight, Volz, Goma, Bonnissel, Legwinski, Clark, Inamoto, Malbranque, Saha, Crossley, Boa Morte, Hayles, Sava, Harley, Stolcers, Rehman.

Spurs could give Frederic Kanoute a first start at home to Fulham.

The £4million former West Ham striker who missed the opening-day defeat at Birmingham with a groin injury, has appeared as a substitute in the last two matches, scoring a winner against Leeds but could relegate another newcomer, Bobby Zamora, to the bench.

Wing back Mauricio Taricco survived a fitness test on a calf strain to play in the midweek draw at Liverpool and is expected to take his place in an otherwise unchanged side.

Manager Glenn Hoddle must choose between Canadian Lars Hirschfeld and England U20 keeper Rob Burch for the bench instead of
Chelsea-bound Neil Sullivan.

Tottenham (from): Keller; King, Richards, Gardner, Carr, Redknapp, Davies, Ricketts, Anderton, Taricco, Kanoute, Postiga, Zamora, Marney, Acimovic, Burch, Hirschfeld, Mabizela.
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