Redknapp can't let anyone go

Boss insists strong squad important as Spurs push for honours

Harry Redknapp: Insists Spurs need to keep their squad players at White Hart Lane

Harry Redknapp insists Tottenham need to keep their squad players at White Hart Lane during the current transfer window as the club push for their first title in 51 years.

Midfielder Danny Rose has asked to go out on loan and out-of-favour keeper Heurelho Gomes also wants to move, but Redknapp does not want them to go in case there are injuries.

The likes of Steven Pienaar, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Niko Kranjcar have not been playing regularly but Redknapp insists he wants all his players to stay as having a strong squad will count.

The Spurs boss, who will field a much-changed XI for Saturday's FA Cup third-round game against Cheltenham, said: "The odd game here and there won't be enough to keep them happy, but what can you do? You have got to have a big squad.

Strongest squad

"The ones we have got, we need to keep, we can't let anyone go. We are a bit short, certainly in one or two positions."

Harry Redknapp

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"We had four midfield players and suddenly now we have got two. That is what can happen in a week. You get injuries. It is the team with the strongest squad that will be up there.

"Danny Rose came to see me and asked if he could go on loan. But I can't because if Benoit (Assou-Ekotto) gets injured, he is in.

"Gomes wants to move but I don't want him to go as we will need three keepers. You never know, you might get an injury and none of them are young.

"Pienaar is a good player, but he has not been in the team.

"It is hard to keep them happy, but they are important players still. The ones we have got, we need to keep, we can't let anyone go. We are a bit short, certainly in one or two positions."