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Spurs recall goalkeeper Alnwick

Ben Alnwick
Ben Alnwick is yet to make a first-team appearance in two years at Spurs

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has recalled goalkeeper Ben Alnwick from a loan spell with League One strugglers Carlisle United.

Alnwick, 21, made six appearances for the Cumbrians in his month-long stay and returns as cover for goalkeepers Heurelho Gomes and Cesar Sanchez.

The England under-21 international was signed from Sunderland for 900,000 in January 2007.

However the Prudhoe-born stopper is still to make his Spurs debut.

Alnwick's recall follows the news on Wednesday that the club had parted company with goalkeeping coach Hans Leitert.

606: DEBATE

Redknapp, who took over from former Seville boss Juande Ramos in October, has maintained that he will remain faithful to current first-choice goalkeeper Gomes, despite a string of errors.

"He's our number one so he's got to do the job - we're relying on him heavily," he said.

"I believe in him and we have to believe in him."

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see also
Spurs goalkeeping coach departs
19 Nov 08 |  Tottenham
Tottenham sign goalkeeper Sanchez
12 Aug 08 |  Tottenham
Spurs agree deal for keeper Gomes
26 Jun 08 |  Tottenham
Cumbrians seal Alnwick loan move
16 Oct 08 |  Carlisle


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