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By ESPN Staff

Pavlyuchenko out of PAOK tie

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko looks set for a spell on the sidelines after injuring his knee in a training accident involving Andros Townsend.

• Redknapp: Fringe players unhappy

Pavlyuchenko has not started a Premier League game this season, but he has enjoyed a run of appearances in the Europa League and was expected to lead the line in tonight's Group A clash against Greek side PAOK Salonika.

That was until the Russian clashed with young winger Townsend in training on Monday in an accident that means manager Harry Redknapp is likely to give Jermain Defoe a starting berth, when he would have liked to have rested the England star, alongside 18-year-old academy graduate Harry Kane.

''There is no-one else really because Pav did his knee yesterday,'' Redknapp said. ''It doesn't look very good. He just banged it on Andros Townsend's head. He slipped and hit Andros and it looks very swollen. It doesn't look great.''

Despite scoring a stunning free-kick to give Spurs victory in their last European home game against Rubin Kazan, Pavlyuchenko has struggled to make an impact at White Hart Lane this season, due to the form of Rafael van der Vaart, Emmanuel Adebayor and Defoe.

The 29-year-old is determined to play regular first-team football in order to secure his place in Russia's Euro 2012 squad, and a number of clubs from England and Europe could move for the striker in January.

Spurs are expecting a crowd of between 25,000 and 30,000 for the game despite stopping ticket sales on Monday evening.

The club acted on the advice of safety advisors after it was feared PAOK fans had started to buy tickets in the home stands after selling out their away allocation.

Around 3,000 PAOK supporters without tickets are thought to have travelled to London.


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