Jonathan Woodgate fails to make Tottenham’s 25-man Premier League squad

Pletikosa replaces Alnwick as backup goalkeeper...
Tottenham Hotspur's injury prone defender Jonathan Woodgate has failed to make manager Harry Redknapp's 25-man squad for the first half of the Premier League season.

Redknapp has omitted the 30-year-old after recently expressing his fears over the defender's career.

The Spurs boss questioned whether Woodgate would have to retire if a final operation on a persistent groin injury did not solve the problem.

Woodgate, who only made three appearances last season, has had specialist surgery in America and Australia in a bid to cure the injury, but could now be forced to retire.

Redknapp has also omitted young goalkeeper Ben Alnwick, with loan signing Stipe Pletikosa instead providing cover for Heurelho Gomes and Carlo Cudicini.

Homegrown players

David Bentley
Peter Crouch
Michael Dawson
Jermain Defoe
Tom Huddlestone
Jermaine Jenas
Robbie Keane
Ledley King
Aaron Lennon
Kyle Naughton
Jamie O'Hara

Non homegrown players

Benoit Assou-Ekotto
Sebastian Bassong
Vedran Corluka
Carlo Cudicini
Heurelho Gomes
William Gallas
Alan Hutton
Younes Kaboul
Niko Kranjcar
Luka Modric
Wilson Palacios
Roman Pavlyuchenko
Stipe Pletikosa
Rafael Van der Vaart

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