Date: 29th February 2008 at 10:35am
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Harry Redknapp had said that he wanted to ‘wrap Kanu is cotton wool’ to save him from a possible injury ahead of the United game but he is now considering unleashing both Kanu and Jermain Defoe against Everton this weekend.

Should Redknapp do this it ‘might’ even see him do away with the 4-5-1 away from home, although I would find this hard to think he will…

Kanu came on and changed the game last weekend, and his partnership with Defoe looked promising, so with Redknapp admitting that Defoe cannot really play the lone role he is considering starting the pair, but would he then push him out wide right?

To be honest I would rather we kept Kanu on the bench, yep the fella winds me up at times but he has that magic that I do think we will need against United – even though the thought of him playing the lone role at Old Trafford does not appeal to me that much – so we cannot really afford to risk him can we?

My own thinking would be to go with Milan Baros and Defoe again, and bring Kanu on from the bench – if needed – to either hold what we have, or try to unlock their defence to get something, or win the game.

It is a tough call for Redknapp to make, but it does seem like we are going to be positive and really do appear as though we are going to Goodison for the win… if we do go with Baros and he is used on the right wing then it would probably be just as well to start with John Utaka instead as his pace could cause problems…

It is certainly a selection headache – but it is a good one eh!


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