This is the fourth time we've reached this stage of the competition and as was the case the last time in 1983 we have to go into the last ninety minutes three goals behind. Then it was Liverpool, and although we didn't overturn that lead we gave them a fright and won the second leg 1-0 with a goal from Derek Scott.
Owen Coyle has spoken about trying to win the game tonight to restore some pride and confidence after that nightmare twenty minutes at White Hart Lane immediately after half time.
Spurs come into the game buoyed by the news of another signing today. Whilst Burnley wait for the green light to bring in Celtic's Darren O'Dea on loan, our opponents have already been busy in the transfer market.
Just after the first leg they completed the signing of Jermain Defoe from Portsmouth and today, subject to a work permit, they have clinched the signing of Wigan's Wilson Palacios.
Redknapp has today confirmed that the Carling Cup remains the club's second priority behind Premier League safety whilst he considers the FA Cup and UEFA Cup this season to be of low priority.
Whilst we've lost both our league games since the first meeting fifteen days ago Spurs have won one point from their two games with a 1-1 home draw against Pompey.
Darren Bent missed a sitter on Saturday which would have given Spurs a much needed win. Harry didn't look too impressed on the touchline and said after the game that his Mrs would probably have scored it.
Whether that means Sandra Redknapp is in the squad tonight remains to be seen, but if he has been able to register in time I do think the likes of Defoe, Bent and Pavlyuchenko might just be named ahead of her.
Spurs have confirmed that Heurelho Gomes, Ledley King, Aaron Lennon, Vedran Corluka and Jermaine Jenas have all been ruled out with injury. There's no definite team news by Harry confirmed that film star Ben Alnwick will make his debut in goal and that former Blackburn player David Bentley will start on the right of midfield.
For Burnley there will be at least two changes. Steven Caldwell is suspended whilst fellow Scot Steven Thompson again sits out the game having been cup tied.
Owen Coyle doesn't have the biggest squad to select from and it looks as though Graham Alexander will go back to right back with Wade Elliott coming back into the side and Robbie Blake will come in for Steven Thompson.
Expect us to line up with the side that started at White Hart Lane which is: Brian Jensen, Graham Alexander, Clarke Carlisle, Michael Duff, Stephen Jordan, Joey Gudjonsson, Chris Eagles, Wade Elliott, Chris McCann, Robbie Blake, Martin Paterson. Subs: Diego Penny, Christian Kalvenes, Kevin McDonald, Alan Mahon, Adam Kay, Alex MacDonald, Jay Rodriguez.
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