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Hillier's target

Posted on 21 February 2001  - 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).

Ian Hillier's outstanding form has earned a first team squad call this season and now an international chance - but there is one more target he is chasing.

Skipper of Chris Hughton's reserve side, Hillier has been bombing up and down the right flank in his wing-back role to great effect.

Another fine display against Wimbledon last week was capped with a goal in front of the watching George Graham.

Hillier has now been selected for a preliminary Welsh Under-21 squad for forthcoming European Championship matches in March.

Team-mates Simon Davies is also in the squad. Hillier said: "I've been selected for a preliminary squad of 24 that they will eventually drop down to 20. Hopefully I'll manage to stay in the squad.

"A couple of years ago I wouldn't have imagined playing for the Under-21s. I even thought I was too old but Chris (Hughton) gave me the letter and it was great news."

The 21-year-old from Neath now has his eyes on a greater prize - another contract at Spurs.

"Things have gone all right this season," he said. "My contract is up at the end of the season so hopefully I'll get a new one.

"It is hard to break through here but you have to believe and I suppose getting into this Welsh squad will only help my contract talks."

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