Parker insists Tottenham are ready for Bolton

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker believes that both his teammates and the Bolton squad are in the right state to play their rescheduled FA Cup quarter-final, Sky Sports reports.

The original meeting 10 days ago was abandoned before half-time when Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest on the field. Muamba has made remarkable progress in his recovery and Bolton players will visit their teammate before they take on Spurs. Parker can expect fierce support from Bolton fans and hopes that Tuesday’s encounter is befitting to the manner of Muamba’s play.

Parker said: “The game before was obviously quite tragic and something that you obviously don’t want to see. But with Fabrice’s recovery, it has probably helped us a lot and I’m sure it’s helped Bolton as well. Obviously, it was a little bit tricky after what happened, but I think the lads are fine now.”

Confidence is high in the Tottenham camp after their draw at Stamford Bridge this weekend and they will be looking to secure a game at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea. Parker has not lost sight of their main goal of reaching the final and believes they cannot lose sight of what is at stake so close to the end of the season. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp could make changes to the side that drew 0-0 this weekend with winger Aaron Lennon a potential substitute following injury.

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