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Determined Deano

Posted on 25 January 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).

Dean Richards is all the more determined to make it a Cardiff cup double this season knowing that he will miss the Worthington Cup Final.

The big defender is cup-tied after playing for Southampton in the competition before joining us and will sit it out at the Millennium Stadium next month.

'Deano' missed the glory night against Chelsea but is expected to return to the starting line-up for our FA Cup fourth round tie against Bolton at the Lane on Saturday.

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It's a competition he wants to go all the way in.

"It is getting harder to sit it out," said Dean. "Nights like that you want to be involved in.

"It was a great performance from the team and a great result and through to a final.

"That's the reason I came to this club, to be involved in games like that, so it's disappointing but all I can do is help the lads in whatever way I can.

"So I'd love to go all the way in the FA Cup as well, that would be great. The club had a good run last year to the semi-finals so hopefully we can go one step further."

Dean's enforced rest has meant he has played in one of our two wins against Bolton this season, the 3-2 success in the Premiership.

Sam Allardyce's men impressed that day and Michael Ricketts, who scored that evening, has gone from strength to strength.

"Ricketts has had a great season and his form hasn't dipped at all," Dean pointed out.

"If anything, he's got better and better as the season has gone on. He's not a player you can take your eye off for a second.

"They are a difficult team to play against and tricky team to beat.

"They get plenty of men behind the ball and defend quite deep and tend to rely on Ricketts to get the goals. It's worked this season.

"They've not been in great form recently but we'll expect a difficult game. It will be a bit different to the Worthington Cup game, they will have a stronger team out and it will be hard for us."

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