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Posted on 16 February 2006  - 12:00

Chris Hughton is banking on our fantastic home record to help bury a couple of recent disappointments on the road.

Chris Hughton is banking on our fantastic home record to help bury a couple of recent disappointments on the road.

Late goals have cost us in our last two away games at Fulham and Sunderland and we played well at Liverpool without reward.

Meantime, the victories keep coming at White Hart Lane - we've won five of our last six games with the only blip a draw against Aston Villa.

Last time at the Lane we responded to the last-minute loss at Fulham with a convincing win against Charlton and Chris is looking for a similar response to Sunderland's late equaliser when we tackle Wigan on Sunday and then Blackburn at home on Sunday March 5.

"I think the fact that we conceded so late at Sunderland made it even worse," said Chris as he helped prepare the team for Wigan at Spurs Lodge.

"It was a very tricky pitch and that made it difficult for us to get into our stride. Even in the games at Liverpool and Fulham we managed to get into some sort of passing rhythm.

"The next two games are both at home and we have the chance to put things right.

"Our record at home is very good and these are the games that you have to do well in under pressure if you want to be at the right end of the table competing against the better sides.

"Wigan are a very good side and many people felt when they had the little dip and a few defeats after such a good start that might be the time they would start to find it a lot harder, but then they picked up results again.

"Their form this season is certainly worthy of the position they are in."

For the record, we have only lost to Chelsea at the Lane since Liverpool beat us on penalties in the Carling Cup back on December 1, 2004. The Blues beat us in January 2005 and August 2005, our only defeats in all competitions in our last 27 matches at home.