Redknapp has been almost completely cut off from his role as manager this week as he has been at Southwark Crown Court contesting two charges of cheating the public purse.
The 64-year-old will resume his place on the Spurs bench on Friday night, however, for his team's fourth-round clash at Vicarage Road.
A workaholic renowned for his love of the game, Redknapp has been in regular contact with Bond this week to find out how his squad are shaping up for Friday's clash following last week's agonising 3-2 defeat by Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City.
And the former Portsmouth and West Ham manager is keen to return to action, according to his assistant.
"I was talking to him yesterday [Wednesday] he was keen to know our thoughts on Watford and how we are looking," said Bond, who has been in charge in Redknapp's absence.
"We made preparations to come to the game and he was genuinely looking forward to it."
Bond, who has worked with Redknapp at West Ham, Portsmouth and Southampton, misses Redknapp's company during the 125-mile trip they share together to work and is in no doubt that the manager also misses being able to look after first-team affairs at their Chigwell base.
"He thrives on being at the training ground. He likes the environment, he enjoys it," Bond said.
"He is always full of conversation, full of stories. Not driving up and down with him for the last few days has been a lonely old drive in the mornings."
Bond was keen to emphasise that Redknapp's absence has not hindered the squad's preparation for what promises to be a crucial part of their season.
Friday's fourth-round game at Vicarage Road is followed by a home game against Wigan on Tuesday and a visit to Anfield four days later.
The club managed without Redknapp for two weeks last November after he had a minor procedure to unblock coronary arteries and Bond insists the players, and the manager himself, remain focused on football matters despite this week's trial.
"He has been no different to how he has always been," Bond said.
"He appears, when I speak to him - and I would know - to be every bit as focused as he has been.
"We haven't felt we had to have a conversation with the players.
"Everyone is aware of the ongoing situation and everybody gets on with it.
"Harry wasn't here for a few days a few weeks back and really we are just carrying on without him.
"To a large degree the training is exactly the same, it's just that Harry is not there overseeing it all.
"The players all understand that, we all understand that and get on with it in the same way as if he was here."
Bond admitted that Spurs are unlikely to win the league after they slipped eight points behind City, but still maintains they can haul themselves back into the title race over the next couple of months.
Thoughts of any fightback in the league will have to wait until Tuesday's match against Wigan as Spurs face the tough hurdle of a Friday night London derby against npower Championship side Watford first.
Gareth Bale (thigh), Scott Parker (hamstring) and Younes Kaboul (groin) are all doubts after struggling in training, but it is likely that none of the trio would have played anyway as Redknapp is likely to rest several of his star players.
Champions League qualification remains Spurs' main priority, meaning the likes of Steven Pienaar, Danny Rose and Niko Kranjcar should get some game time on Fridaty, but Bond insists resting key players does not mean the club are not taking the FA Cup seriously.
"Champions League is our number one goal, but the FA Cup is hugely important to us," the 54-year-old said.
"As a youngster when you played, you didn't dream about finishing in the top four so you could play in the Champions League, you all dreamed about playing at Wembley and lifting the cup.
"The players crave a cup final. They crave playing in the big games, the one-off games."