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23 Sep 2011 09:29:07

Harry Redknapp issues wake up call to Roman Pavlyuchenko

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has warned Roman Pavlyuchenko to 'wake up' as he is in danger of being sidelined as Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor's partnership continues to blossom.  Pavlyuchenko has slipped further down the pecking order following Adebayor's arrival and his first-team cause wasn't helped by a poor performance in the Carling Cup clash with Stoke. The Tottenham boss has made it clear who his favoured partnership up front is and has warned the Russia international that Rafael van der Vaart's form is hard to ignore. Off target: Pavlyuchenko was poor against Stoke in midweek Redknapp said: 'There's a good understanding developing between Adebayor and Jermain,' said the Spurs boss. 'Those two are going well. Rafa plays off the main striker as well, so there is competition there for a place. 'Pav? Hopefully he will come to life. Winning formula: Adebayor and Defoe have hit it off straight away 'Adebayor and Defoe have got fantastic ability, Van Der Vaart is top class. Pav - when he is up for it - can play, but Adebayor has got three goals (in two games for Tottenham sincejoining on loan from Manchester City). 'What a great start for him. It couldn't have gone better. We just got to keep him (Ade) at it and keep him right. 'We've got to keep that fantastic smile on his face.' Calling the shots: Redknapp has made it clear Pavlyuchenko needs to improve  White Hart Lane revamp moves step closer after Spurs reach agreement with council'Bubbly' Adebayor has been no trouble at Tottenham, insists BaleClick here for the latest Premier League table, fixtures and results All the latest Tottenham news, features and opinion


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