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Calderwood calls for final push

Posted on 10 April 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Colin Calderwood aims to finish the reserve season with a flourish, starting against Fulham, and pays tribute to the recovery of Cottagers skipper Chris Coleman.

Reserve results have been a mixed bag of late, three defeats, a win and a draw in the last five outings and Colin feels positve results can be gathered from our final three games - the trip to Woking to face Fulham tonight and home games against Derby and Ipswich.

"It would be nice to end up pretty high up the table," said Colin. "To get good results between now and the end is definitely within our grasp."

The reverse fixture at Stevenage back in November was certainly a close encounter. Two goals from Sergei Rebrov sealed the points against a good Fulham side containing the likes of Lee Clark, Maik Taylor and Jon Harley.

"It was a real good game and they had a strong side out, as did we. I think we had Tim and Sergei playing and we had one of the best games in standard that we've had this year in terms of attitude from everyone."

Fulham reserve games have taken on a special meaning in the past two weeks with the return from horrific injury of skipper Chris Coleman. There were doubts at the time whether the Welsh international defender would walk, let alone play again following a car crash during the course of last season.

Coleman has featured for 45 and 60 minutes respectively in Fulham's last two reserve encounters and is expected to play tonight.

"That will be fantastic to see him out there playing again," said Colin. "He'll relish the chance to get these games under his belt, it will definitely be a big benefit to him and Fulham for next season.

"Hopefully, if everything goes okay, he'll be able to approach next season with five or six reserve games under his belt and that will be fantastic for him. It's hard to imagine what he's been through in terms of recovery and rehab since that accident so he's done remarkably well.

"When you've been a player and been injured, and had nasty injuries through football, you understand how hard it is to come back sometimes. When something like that happens to you, a car crash, the work he must have put in to get to this standard is something that shouldn't be understated, how well he's done."