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Iversen back in squad

Posted on 23 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).

Steffen Iversen is back in the squad for the first time in over four months for Saturday's Premiership clash against Leeds United. <P>It was believed that the Norwegian striker would miss out because of a throat infection but he has been named in an 18-man squad for the game at the Lane. <P>Iversen last featured in first team action in the defeat at Coventry City in October. <P>Since then he has undergone knee surgery twice, the first in November to repair cartilage damage, the second in January to remove painful cysts. <P>His rehabilitation has been slow but sure and he finally returned to action for the reserves 10 days ago. <P>He hoped to play some part against Stockport last weekend only for the virus to rule him out at the back end of last week. But he was back at Spurs Lodge this week and now in the frame for Saturday. <P>Meanwhile, the other seven players on the missing list remain absent for Saturday's fixture with Stephen Carr, Chris Armstrong, Mauricio Taricco, Ben Thatcher (all groin/abdomen), Oyvind Leonhardsen (ankle), Darren Anderton (Achilles) and Dave McEwen (ankle) all out. <P><B>Squad:</B> Sullivan, Walker, Young, Doherty, Thelwell, Gardner, Campbell, King, Clemence, Sherwood, Freund, Davies, Korsten, Etherington, Ferdinand, Rebrov, Booth, Iversen. <P>Lucas Radebe and Alan Smith are both suspended for Leeds. <P class=MsoNormal>And with Jonathan Woodgate still struggling with a heel injury and Gary Kelly on the brink of a return following a recent groin operation, manager David O'Leary faces a reshuffle in defence. <P class=MsoNormal>Danny Mills is likely to play alongside Rio Ferdinand at the heart of the back four, with Alan Maybury coming in for his first game in three years at right-back.Smith, two-goal hero against Anderlecht in midweek, will be replaced up front by Robbie Keane, while Lee Bowyer is also available after missing the Champions' League game through suspension. <P class=MsoNormal><STRONG>Leeds squad</STRONG>: Martyn, Harte, Dacourt, Keane, Viduka, Kewell, Bowyer, Wilcox, Mills, Bakke, Matteo, Batty, Burns, Maybury, Ferdinand, Robinson.<BR><BR><P class=MsoNormal>Betting: - Spurs 5/4, Leeds 7/4, Draw 11/5 - <A href="" target=_new DESIGNTIMEURL="">click here for details. </A><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> <P><P>&nbsp&#59;