Harry Redknapp has praised rumoured Manchester United and Tottenham target Jordan Rhodes
Redknapp has praised Jordan Rhodes REUTERS

Tottenham Hotspur are awaiting the outcome of scans on Sandro and William Gallas following the calf injuries they sustained at White Hart Lane on Tuesday night.

Tottenham beat West Brom thanks to Jermain Defoe's 63<sup>rd minute winner, and in doing so closed the gap on Manchester United to just three points.

The win came at a cost though as the aforementioned Tottenham pair joined Scott Parker and Aaron Lennon on the sidelines as Harry Redknapp's side began to feel the rigours of a congested festive schedule.

The aforementioned Brazilian midfielder has been superb for Tottenham since coming into the side at the beginning of last month, but Redknapp intimated Spurs are likely to be without the youngster for some time.

The Tottenham supremo suggested Gallas' injury is less serious than Sandro's but Spurs will be desperate for some good news on their mounting casualty list given their recent good form.

"Sandro tore a calf - that will be a long one," The Tottenham manager told the club's official website in the aftermath of their keenly fought victory over West Brom. "Gallas's looks like a calf too. They'll have scans on Wednesday."

The north London Premier League club have been widely praised for their scintillating brand of football this season and many believe Tottenham have finally emerged as a credible title threat.

Spurs are six points behind Manchester City with a game in hand and play Everton at White Hart Lane next Wednesday.