The north London side welcome the Boro to White Hart Lane on Wednesday hoping to extend their unbeaten run of 34 games against lower-league teams in the FA Cup fifth-round replay
Kaboul, Dawson, Nelsen, Rose
Lennon, Parker, Modric, Bale
Henry, Ashton, Roberts, Laird
Wilson, Byrom, Bostwick, Long
The home side welcome Scott Parker back from suspension and he is expected to start here. Though Harry Redknapp seems happy to rotate his defence and goalkeeper, he is less likely to do so with the attack. Also expect a strong midfield to be named for this match.
Gareth Bale will return from the illness that kept him out of the Manchester United game whilst Rafael van der Vaart is also fit, but William Gallas look set for late fitness tests. Louis Saha will miss out entirely after Redknapp revealed the Frenchman had fluid drained from his knee following defeat to Manchester United.
For the visitors, recent loan signing Jordan Slew is cup-tied, having played in Blackburn's 2-1 loss at Newcastle earlier in the competition.
Goalkeeper Chris Day is expected to start at White Hart Lane, marking a return to the club where he began his career 17 years ago. Manager Gary Smith looks set to be able to name close to his strongest side for this short trip to north London.
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- Stevenage have not won since facing Tottenham in the FA Cup five games ago.
- The League One club have lost two and drawn two since that match, scoring only three goals in this time.
- As well as starting his career in the Tottenham youth academy, Stevenage's Ronnie Henry is the grandson of famed Spurs double winner Ron Henry.
- Jermain Defoe (pictured right) has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season from 17 starts. Defoe is 11/5 with Paddy Power to score two or more goals against Stevenage.
- Tottenham have conceded eight goals in their last two games.
- Under Harry Redknapp, Spurs have never lost three or more consecutive games in any competition.
- The last time that the north London side lost two consecutive games (the first two games of the season), they embarked on an 11-game unbeaten run, comprising of 10 wins and one draw.
- Tottenham are 34 games unbeaten against lower-league clubs following the 0-0 at the Lamex Stadium.