Berbatov and Kaboul injured

Darren BentThere’s been some really bad news with both Dimitar Berbatov and Younes Kaboul now out injured. There is some good news however, with Gareth Bale and Lee Young-Pyo close to returning.

Manager Martin Jol told our club’s official website: “We’ve had a couple more blows. Younes Kaboul will be out for the next three or four weeks with the hamstring injury he suffered against Everton, that’s a real kick in the teeth and Dimitar Berbatov has a groin problem. It’s an old problem and he will now visit a specialist in Germany. He will be out for a couple of weeks.”

He added: “Gareth Bale is looking better. Our medical team have also told me that Young-Pyo Lee is up to 85 per cent fitness and that will soon be 100 per cent.”

I can’t wait to see Gareth Bale in a Spurs shirt. He was so influential at Southampton, and I’m hoping he’ll make the same impact at Spurs.

With Berbatov out, this is the opportunity for Bent to shine. He’s the man we’re looking for goals from and we seriously need him to deliver. Who will be his partner? I’m not sure. Keane doesn’t seem on form, so that leaves Jermain Defoe. On paper, Bent and Defoe could be an explosive strike partnership.