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Iversen injury blow

Posted on 19 October 2000  - 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 out of Saturday&rsquo&#59;s vital Premiership clash against Derby County.<P class=MsoNormal>Top scorer at the Lane for the last two seasons, Iversen picked up a knee injury in training earlier this week.<P class=MsoNormal>The Norwegian international has travelled home to see a specialist about the problem.<P class=MsoNormal>Boss George Graham is awaiting the results of that meeting but does not expect Iversen to return to action for a fortnight.<P class=MsoNormal>George said: &ldquo&#59;Steffen picked up an injury in training this week.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;He&rsquo&#59;s got a bad knee and will not be taking part I would think for the next couple of weeks.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;He&rsquo&#59;s gone to see a specialist in Norway and until we get some information from him we do not know how long it&rsquo&#59;s going to be.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>There is also a scare over Sergei Rebrov&rsquo&#59;s fitness as the manager revealed the Ukrainian star had suffered a &lsquo&#59;slight thigh strain&rsquo&#59; but he was expected to be fit for Saturday.<P class=MsoNormal>Nevertheless with Chris Armstrong (hamstring) also out, Iversen&rsquo&#59;s injury has left us short on striking cover this weekend.<P class=MsoNormal>It leaves Rebrov and Les Ferdinand available to take up the two striking roles and could mean a chance for fit-again Willem Korsten on the bench.<P class=MsoNormal>The Dutchman has been rattling in the goals playing up front for the reserves &mdash&#59; including a goal on Tuesday night &mdash&#59; and he is back in the squad for the visit of Derby. Versatile Gary Doherty could also figure as cover.<P class=MsoNormal><A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/news/ram/gg001019.ram">To listen to George Graham's thoughts, click here</A><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>