Skip to main content

News

  • Crouch chases Blues double
Subscribe to newsfeed 

Crouch chases Blues double

Posted on 29 January 2010  - 12:00

Peter Crouch scored his first goal at the Lane against Birmingham - he knows he faces a tough test as he aims for a personal double at St Andrews on Saturday.

Crouch chases Blues double

Peter Crouch scored his first goal at the Lane against Birmingham - he knows he faces a tough test as he aims for a personal double at St Andrews on Saturday.

Crouchy came off the bench to open the scoring with a typical header in that Premier League encounter back in August, but Birmingham soon levelled and it took a last-minute goal from Aaron Lennon to secure the 2-1 win.

We now meet again with Birmingham eighth in the standings thanks to an unbeaten run in all competitions that had stretched to 15 games before defeat at Chelsea on Wednesday.

However, they remain unbeaten in eight matches on home soil and boast the fourth-best defensive record in the league after conceding just 22 goals in 22 games so far.

"They've been doing extremely well, defending well, keeping clean sheets and they will be difficult to break down," said Peter at Spurs Lodge on Friday. "That was certainly the case at White Hart Lane.

"We know what to expect. Everyone has been raving about the goalkeeper's (Joe Hart) form, the back four and the way they defend as a team.

"They are a threat as well but that's the key to their results, defending so well. It will be tough but we've enough attacking players and quality to go there confident of getting a result."

It's the third game of a spell of six games in 18 days with the FA Cup replay at Leeds (February 3), Villa at home (February 6) and Wolves away (February 10) to follow.

"We've been playing twice a week for a while now but we all feel fresh," added Peter. "It's a lot easier when you are up there challenging rather than fighting for your lives and we all want to stay up there, so it's an important time for us."