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Keeping it going

Posted on 22 April 2010  - 12:00

Tom Huddlestone is hoping the adrenaline that took us through a gruelling but memorable three games last week will keep us going as the season reaches its climax.

Keeping it going

Tom Huddlestone is hoping the adrenaline that took us through a gruelling but memorable three games last week will keep us going as the season reaches its climax.

The midfielder made his return from injury to play three games in the space of six days, starting with an FA Cup semi-final defeat at Wembley but ending with back-to-back league wins over London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.

It leaves us two points clear of main rivals Manchester City in the race for fourth place and, with the squad down to its bare bones in recent weeks due to injuries and suspensions, Tom believes being in this position is a great achievement.

But he also knows we cannot rest on our laurels with a trip to Manchester United coming up on Saturday and four games left of the campaign.

We haven't won at Old Trafford since 1989 and their win at local rivals City last weekend, combined with our defeat of Chelsea, puts them right back in the title race.

However, Tom is hopeful the spirit shown last week will continue to help us overcome the odds once again.

He said: "Considering the injuries we've had, to play as many games as we have done in a short space of time is a credit to the lads and the quality we've got and the fitness we've shown.

"Everybody would have been tired by the Chelsea game but the adrenaline and knowing what the prize is at the end got us through it.

"But the games don't get any easier and now it's Man Utd away.

"They did us a favour last weekend by beating City but it's going to be a hard place to go to and our record up there isn't great.

"We've just got to go into it with the confidence we've shown over the last two games and hopefully we can get something out of it."