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KEANE TO WIN

Posted on 20 April 2006  - 12:00

Robbie Keane insists the team will make the short journey to Highbury on Saturday full of belief that they can secure the win which would strengthen our hold on fourth place.

Robbie Keane insists the team will make the short journey to Highbury on Saturday full of belief that they can secure the win which would strengthen our hold on fourth place.

It is not a venue where a full points return has been a regular occurance for us in recent years, having lost on our last six league visits, with the previous two being goalless encounters. Our last victory was nearly 13 years ago when Teddy Sheringham was among the goalscorers in a 3-1 outcome.

This time around, of course, will be the final North London Derby staged at Highbury, with Arsenal switching to a new stadium with an increased capacity a stone's throw away. Robbie feels it would be an ideal time for our team to make their mark the old venue's last derby stand.

"It is set up with it being the last derby there and it would be nice if a Spurs player scores the final goal in this fixture at Highbury - and wins the game," mused the striker.

"It is a great occasion and derby games are massive with people right up for it.

"Hopefully the script is written for us.

"It is going to be massive game on Saturday, the kind you want to be involved in and one we are really looking forward to. To go there and get something out of the game would be tremendous and we have to believe we can win the game.

"As players we know we can do it and I feel we will. We are a few points better off and have been the better side so far in the Premiership. We will enjoy the occasion and play without any fear, it is a London derby and it will be great for the players and fans.

"Hopefully, come Saturday, we will be celebrating."