Season over for Kranjcar

Midfielder to miss Spurs' run-in due to knee problem

Niko Kranjcar: Sidelined with a knee problem sustained in training last week

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Harry Redknapp has confirmed that Niko Kranjcar will not play again for Tottenham this season due to a knee injury.

The midfielder picked up the problem in training last week and missed Spurs' FA Cup semi-final defeat by Chelsea at Wembley.

It had been hoped he would be able to play some part in Tottenham's run-in, but Redknapp insists that will not be possible.

"Niko is out for the season," the manager stated at his pre-match news conference for Saturday's clash with Queens Park Rangers.

While not a first-team regular this season, the 27-year-old could have figured towards the end of the campaign as Tottenham's midfielders have looked tired of late.

Kranjcar has made most of his 18 club appearances this season off the bench due to the form of Gareth Bale on the left wing.

Kranjcar, a 2009 signing from Portsmouth, found first-team opportunities limited last term and has only found the net once this season.

It is not known whether the midfielder will be able to take part in Euro 2012 for Croatia, who have been drawn in the same group as the Republic of Ireland, Spain and Italy.