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Ledley's injury scare

Posted on 23 March 2001  - 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).

Injury forced Ledley King off at half-time in England Under-21's excellent win against Finland at Barnsley on Friday night.

But our outstanding midfielder/defender assured the Official Spurs Website that it was only a dead leg and that he expects to travel to Albania with the rest of the squad for Tuesday's qualifying fixture.

"It's nothing too much to worry about, just a dead leg," he revealed. "I'm expecting to travel to Albania."

Starting at centre-back in a back four alongside Spurs team-mate Luke Young, Ledley was untroubled before his early departure.

Luke, meanwhile, pushed further and further on in his right-back role as the game progressed.

England eventually won 4-0 after dominating from start to finish. Darius Vassell opened the scoring in the 27th minute, skipper John Terry made it 2-0 after 74 and Shola Ameobi grabbed a late double after coming off the bench to seal a good night's work.

The result lifted England up to third in Group Nine. Germany top the table after hammering Albania 8-0.