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Posted on 13 April 2006  - 12:00

Ledley King is relishing the run-in as we battle for fourth place in the Premiership.

Ledley King is relishing the run-in as we battle for fourth place in the Premiership.

Club captain and longest-serving player Ledley has stressed that the lads will fight for every point with five games remaining of what is already in terms of points our best league campaign since 1995-96.

England international Ledley, 25, is in his eighth season at the club and – apart from our late bid for Europe last season – has only experienced life in mid-table when league honours are decided at this crunch time of the campaign.

"It’s something new and great to be involved,†said Ledley at Spurs Lodge. "At this stage of the season in previous years it's been about pride and getting as many points as possible but the games haven’t really had a bearing on anything.

"Going into the final five games of the season with something still to play for is where you want to be, it’s what every player plays the game for - to be involved in winning things or getting into places where you can achieve things.

"This is a massive club and we should be in Europe and if we manage to do that it will be brilliant.

"It will give everyone involved in the club such a lift and the lads are going to fight for every point to try and get there."

Ledley returned to action in our 2-1 win against Manchester City last weekend having missed the defeat at Newcastle with an ankle injury.

"I trained all week after getting the injury and the important thing was getting through the City game and I did that," he added.

"I didn’t think it was too serious, I had to miss out against Newcastle but it was about being ready for City and it worked out fine."