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Posted on 21 August 2003  - 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).

We take a look at five key players to keep an eye out for when Leeds United arrive at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Paul Robinson: Looks likely to battle it out with Liverpool's Chris Kirkland to be England's number one in the future. Has two full international caps and a squad regular already. Only 23, but approaching 100 games for Leeds. Took over from Nigel Martyn and string of outstanding peformances wrestled the shirt off him permanently. Big, strong, confident and wonderful reactions, one of the best keepers in the Premiership.

Dominic Matteo: Skipper who certainly led by example in opening day draw against Newcastle. Powerful defender with no little quality. Now 29, six Scotland caps to his name, will hope injury nightmares are behind him following further summer surgery on long-standing knee problems. Joined Leeds from Liverpool for £4m in August 2000. Peter Reid will hope he forms a settled defensive pairing with Lucas Radebe.

Jody Morris: Seemingly around for ages but only 24, has a wealth of experience with 82 Premiership starts amongst over 150 appearances for Chelsea. Always struggling to nail down regular place with the likes of Lampard, Petit and Geremi around, allowed to move on a free transfer to Elland Road this summer. Fulham-born, a spikey, aggressive midfielder not afraid of a tackle but with ability on the ball.

Mark Viduka: Old-fashioned centre-forward with bags of skill and deadly eye for goal. Has scored 49 goals in 97 Premiership starts for Leeds. Big-money buy from Celtic, where he bagged 30 goals in 36 league starts. Aged 29, capped 23 times by Australia and scored against Ireland on Tuesday night, somewhat surprisingly only his third international goal. Magnificent domestic scoring record, he was at Dynamo Zagreb before joining Celtic.

Alan Smith: Aggressive, tenacious striker with a real love for Leeds - happy to commit himself to Elland Road as numerous stars went to pastures new. Incredibly approaching 200 games for Leeds already at the age of 22. Capped six times by England with one goal, although fiery nature might have cost him more caps. A defender's nightmare and quality underlined by record of 14 goals in 28 European starts.