Harry Redknapp will pick Tottenham FA Cup side

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp
After five days in court, Redknapp will be back in the dugout

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will lead his side in Friday's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Watford.

Assistant manager Kevin Bond revealed Redknapp, who is , will select the team for the game, which kicks off at 1945 GMT.

Redknapp denies cheating the public revenue and is due to be in court until Friday afternoon.

But Bond says Redknapp's absence is having "very little" effect on preparations for the match.

He also said the Spurs boss had been in daily contact with both him and first-team coach Joe Jordan about the Cup clash.

"Yes, he will be at the match and yes, he will pick the team," Bond said on Thursday.

"The fact that the manager has not been here has had very little impact.

"It's a similar scenario to when Harry had small medical procedure. We didn't have him for a week or so leading up to the Fulham game.

"The training carries on as normal, so there's not a lot of difference except that Harry's not here in the day."

Bond said that defender Younes Kaboul did not train on Wednesday, while midfielders Gareth Bale and Scott Parker suffered strains during the session.

"Harry will have a look at who's fresh and who's available - we've got one or two knocks," added Bond.

"We haven't had a chance to discuss the team in great depth. There's also a game four days after the match against Wigan at home that we have to consider."

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