STRUGGLING REBROV TO BE DROPPED
By Paul Higham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
TOTTENHAM manager George Graham is set to give young striker Gary Doherty a start in the game against Ipswich, at the expense of record signing Sergei Rebrov.
Spurs have only collected two points out of 30 away from home and Graham is hoping for a change of fortunes at Portman Road on Saturday.
Doherty, a £1 million buy from Luton, replaced Rebrov in the away defeat at Southampton and that looks likely to be the change for the game against George Burley's high-flying side.
"Sergei has lost a bit of confidence at the moment and resting players happens at all clubs," said Graham.
"Players need to be rested and I thought we looked a bit better when the boy Doherty came on against Southampton, he gave us some extra power."
Doherty will partner Les Ferdinand, if fit, or Chris Armstrong with Rebrov on the bench and Graham believes that one away win could lead to a change in form. He believes that Spurs have played well enough away from home but need more goals.
"We have plenty of possession but what we need is more punch," admitted Graham. "We either need to be more clever or more physical.
"We are passing the ball well enough but we are not creating enough chances."