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Kids ready for Palace test

Posted on 19 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).

Pat Holland has been boosted by the return of three key players for tomorrow night's FA Youth Cup clash at Crystal Palace.

Striker Jamie Slabber, midfielder Lee Barnett and defender Marcel McKie are all fit for the fifth round clash at Selhurst Park.

Match winner in the last round against Swindon Town, Slabber's return is a particular boost as our Academy look to go one further than last season in the prestigious Under-18 competition.

"Everyone is available," reported coach Pat. "Jamie has trained and that is important for us because we've lacked a cutting edge of late.

"Marcel and Lee are bonuses as well after injury and both played at the weekend. Hopefully we'll be able to select the side we want."

Pat watched Palace's victory over Notts County in the last round and is expecting a tough test.

"They are very competitive," he added. "We know they will be a very difficult team to play against with one or two capable of changing the game.

"We know their strengths and it's how we compete on the night. Concentration and discipline will be the key for us."