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Keano set to join 300 club

Posted on 24 September 2010  - 12:00

Robbie Keane will join an illustrious group of players to play 300-plus games for the club if he features at West Ham on Saturday - a match he insists we'll have to at our best to win.

Keano set to join 300 club

Robbie Keane will join an illustrious group of players to play 300-plus games for the club if he features at West Ham on Saturday - a match he insists we'll have to at our best to win.

The striker was back on the scoresheet in appearance number 299 against Arsenal in the Carling Cup on Tuesday night.

Now he's set to pip team-mate Ledley King to the 300-game milestone - Ledley is on 296 - as we prepare for a key week of West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday, FC Twente in the Champions League at the Lane on Wednesday and then Villa at home on Saturday.

Robbie's 299 matches have come in two spells - August, 2002- July 2008 and then January 2009-present.

"It's a great achievement," reflected Robbie at Spurs Lodge on Friday.

"The club has come a long way since I first joined and made progress every year.

"Just look at the quality of the squad now, playing in the Champions League and it goes to show how far the club has come.

"It's about maintaining it now and I think we have the players to do that.

"I've been fortunate enough not to have too many bad injuries, so in that respect I've been lucky and hopefully there will be a lot more games to come."

Robbie said he relished the prospect of another London derby against the Hammers at Upton Park.

"It will be a tough game, a hostile atmosphere and these are the games you want to be involved in, they are great games to play in," he said.

"West Ham haven't got off to the best of starts and we have to be wary of that because they will be desperate to beat us.

"We've had some great games at Upton Park, lots of goals and let's hope it's the same on Saturday - but lots of goals for us and none for them!"

Meanwhile, the players to make 300-plus appearance for us in league, cup and Europe (since we entered the Football League in 1908) are, in alphabetical order - Paul Allen, Darren Anderton, Ossie Ardiles, Eddie Baily, Peter Baker, Phil Beal, Danny Blanchflower, Ron Burgess, Sol Campbell, Martin Chivers, Harry Clarke, Tommy Clay, Ray Clemence, Jimmy Dimmock, Ted Ditchburn, Len Duquemin, Mike England, Alan Gilzean, Jimmy Greaves, Arthur Grimsdell, Glenn Hoddle, David Howells, Chris Hughton, Pat Jennings, Cliff Jones, Cyril Knowles, Gary Mabbutt, Dave Mackay, Alan Mullery, Terry Naylor, Bill Nicholson, Maurice Norman, Steve Perryman, John Pratt, Bert Smith, Bobby Smith, Ian Walker (37).

COMING SOON - A full, five-minute interview with Keano on Spurs TV Online and the Spurs App - plus highlights from Harry Redknapp's pre-Hammers press conference.