25 Jan 2009

Redknapp says FA Cup not a priority

12:07 pm on 25 January 2009

The Tottenham Hotspur football manager Harry Redknapp says he'll field a weakened team against Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round this weekend because his priority is his side's relegation battle.

After the near embarrassment midweek against Burnley, Redknapp says an FA Cup game at the champions is so secondary to him now.

Spurs were within two minutes of a League Cup semi-final defeat against the Championship side when they trailed 3-0 at Turf Moor, before two late goals in extra time sealed a 6-4 aggregate victory.

Spurs are one of five clubs at the bottom of the table on 21 points and are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.