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Kazu in reserve

Posted on 3 February 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).

Kazuyuki Toda will make his competitive Spurs debut for the reserves tonight when they take on Nottingham Forest at Stevenage, kick-off 7pm.

The Japanese international midfielder starts his second game for Colin Calderwood's side, having featured in a training ground match against Watford last week.

He is joined in the side by a strong compliment of first team squad members as Colin is able to field an experienced line-up against his former club.

"Kazu is going to play and we've got quite a few senior boys turning out for us tonight," reported Colin. "Chris Perry, Ben Thatcher, Matthew Etherington and Neil Sullivan are in so we've got a solid looking side.

"Kazu did fine last week once he got into the rhythm of the game, which was very hard in the conditions. He'll be alright.

"We haven't played for a while at Stevenage so we are looking forward to it. We had a game against Watford last week at the training ground in horrific conditions and had a real good game, winning 4-1.

"I know the boys, the young boys especially, are ready for it and the pitch should be fairly decent."

Colin is missing four of his reserve squad regulars through injury. Strikers Lee Barnard and Jamie Slabber are out with hand and ankle injuries respectively, while Paul O'Donoghue is missing with knee ligament damage and Jonathan Blondel a shoulder injury.