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Spurs welcome back Modric

12 December 2009 10:38
Tottenham Hotspur's Croatian playmaker Luka Modric is set for a first-team return after more than three months out of action due to a broken leg. The 24-year-old has not featured since the 2-1 home win over Birmingham City at the end of August, but may play some part against Wolves this weekend after lasting 70 minutes of a midweek friendly with Grays Athletic. Boss Harry Redknapp confirmed: "Luka came through the reserve game and he was fine, which is good for us. "It's good to have him back and available again. It's a bit early to start him at the moment, but he'll be involved on Saturday. "He's a great player and one you obviously miss. We're lucky Niko Kranjcar has come in for us and played so well in that position during his absence and I could see them both playing in the same team at some point. "But we need Luka back because he opens doors, he sees a pass or makes a dribble that causes the opposition problems - he's a super player."

Source: ESA