Depleted Tottenham touch down in Ukraine

Tottenham arrived in Ukraine on Wednesday without several senior members of their first team ahead of Thursday evening's UEFA Cup clash with Shakhtar Donestsk. Already without the ineligible Robbie Keane, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Vedran Corluka for the competition, Harry Redknapp has opted to leave Luka Modric, Carlo Cudicini, Wilson Palacios and Jonathan Woodgate at home, according to Shakhtar's official website. With skipper Ledley King, Jamie O'Hara, Aaron Lennon and Alan Hutton also unavailable through injury, youngsters including John Bostock, Ryan Mason and Dean Parrett may all be handed the opportunity to turn out for the senior side - having all impressed for the academy this term. Read our guide to Shakhtar Donetsk at SPURS FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Les Ferdinand, Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, Frederic Kanoute One on One Paul Gascoigne, Les Ferdinand, Ossie Ardiles Boy's A Bit Special Chris Gunter, John Bostock Ask A Silly Question Garth Crooks Perfect XI Ossie Ardiles My Secret Vice Neil Ruddock Plus! Martin Peters on Weekend Wonders and Spurs on Talentspotter