Tottenham pair Wilson Palacios and Vedran Corluka are hoping to recover from a virus ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash against Everton at White Hart Lane.
Jermain Defoe has a tight hamstring while Peter Crouch has taken a knock to his ankle and both will require a check - but David Bentley should be fit despite tightness in his groin.
Aaron Lennon (groin) is out, Ledley King is struggling with a thigh complaint, while Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Carlo Cudicini (wrist/pelvis) are long-term absentees.
Provisional squad: Gomes, Alnwick, Corluka, Walker, Bale, Assou-Ekotto, Dawson, Bassong, Kaboul, Dervite, Huddlestone, Jenas, Palacios, Bentley, Kranjcar, Modric, Defoe, Crouch, Gudjohnsen, Pavlyuchenko, Rose.
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