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Team news ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash between Tottenham and Birmingham at White Hart Lane (kick-off 4pm).

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Gardner: Returns for Blues

Gardner: Returns for Blues

Harry Redknapp could have a number of his Spurs first-team regulars back from injury for Sunday's match, but Rafael van der Vaart is a big doubt with a calf problem he suffered last week against Liverpool.

Alan Hutton (knee), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (hamstring) and Jermaine Jenas (thigh) are all fit but star winger Gareth Bale remains sidelined with an ankle injury.

Steven Pienaar is a doubt with a groin problem, but Heurelho Gomes (back), Tom Huddlestone (ankle), Wilson Palacios (knee) and Ledley King (groin) could all play despite spending time in the treatment room recently.

Craig Gardner and Liam Ridgewell return after two and one-match suspensions respectively for Birmingham, who need to at least equal the results of Blackpool and Wigan to ensure Premier League survival.

Blues boss Alex McLeish will check on the fitness of Lee Bowyer (hamstring), Martin Jiranek (ankle) and Stuart Parnaby (groin) who were all substituted against Fulham.

Alexander Hleb is definitely ruled out with a knee setback suffered against the Cottagers while on-loan Tottenham winger David Bentley is ineligible to face his parent club.

Tottenham (from): Gomes, Cudicini, Pletikosa, Hutton, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto, Dawson, Kaboul, King, Woodgate, Lennon, Jenas, Huddlestone, Pienaar, Sandro, Modric, Jenas, Rose, Kranjcar, Palacios, Van der Vaart, Defoe, Pavlyuchenko, Crouch.

Birmingham (from): Foster, Carr, Johnson, Jiranek, Ridgewell, Parnaby, Murphy, Larsson, Ferguson, Gardner, Bowyer, Jerome, Phillips, Doyle, Fahey, Derbyshire, Mutch, Davies, Beausejour.

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Premier League Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:45
Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  
Stoke City v Tottenham  
Swansea v A Villa  
West Brom v West Ham  
17:30
Man Utd v Norwich  
Sunday, 27 April 2014
12:00
Sunderland v Cardiff  
14:05
Liverpool v Chelsea  
16:10
C Palace v Man City  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 35 52 80
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 35 21 70
5 Everton 35 23 69
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 34 16 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 34 -9 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 35 -28 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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