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Ledley keeps it short

Posted on 9 July 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).

Ledley King admits that he will steer clear of lengthy jogs ahead of the forthcoming season.

It was around this time last year that on one such jog, Ledley suffered a hip injury that saw him miss the pre-season conditioning and the season proper until mid-November.

However, it has not completely put him off and the talented central defender says he might just be tempted to still do a bit of work on his own during the summer.

"I still could be going for a run - but it will be a totally different kind of run," said Ledley. "More on a flat surface with short sharp work rather than a long drawn out jog."

The twice-capped England international does feel that missing last season's preparations affected his form throughout the campaign.

"Personally I feel that I need my pre-seasons to get me in shape and feeling at a peak. That brings confidence.

"It is hard to just join in with a season and build up your sharpness just in training and matches.

"I think it did affect me. I feel a lot sharper and a lot more confident when I've done a pre-season."