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Carrick set for stern test

Posted on 2 March 2005  - 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).

Michael Carrick agrees with his midfield partner Michael Brown that we'll have to be ready for a fired-up Forest in tonight's FA Cup replay.

We travel to the City Ground for the fifth round encounter after the 1-1 draw in the initial tie at White Hart Lane. The winners tonight take on Newcastle United in the quarter-finals.

Forest impressed at the Lane and Michael expects them to come flying out of the traps on home soil.

"They will come at us early, they'll be fired up and we'll have to be the same," said Michael. "Hopefully our extra quality will shine through in the end.

"That tends to happen a lot of times in these games, if you can keep it quiet in the first half the stronger team will go on and win it in the second half. Hopefully that will be the case.

"When they came to our place they sat off and defended well and whether or not they will do the same at home we'll have to wait and see.

"Reidy told us that our type of passing game tends to suit them more than the hustle and bustle of the Championship but I think we're confident we can go there and win.

"We had a good all-round performance and win on Saturday and the lads believe we can take that into the cup tie.