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LEDS ON VITAL VICTORY

Posted on 7 May 2007  - 12:00

Ledley King believes securing victory up at Middlesbrough last weekend was vital ahead of our three-game week that begins against Charlton tonight.

Ledley King believes securing victory up at Middlesbrough last weekend was vital ahead of our three-game week that begins against Charlton tonight.Even though we currently sit ninth in the pecking order, we are just four points adrift of fifth place with two games in hand - after Charlton, Blackburn visit the Lane on Thursday before the season concludes when Manchester City arrive in N17 on Sunday.

"It was a tough day, a big game for us and we knew that beforehand," said Leds of our Saturday at the Riverside. "The preparation leading up to the game was good, everyone was focused and the mood in the changing room was right. We all had a good feeling and knew the importance of the game.

"I thought we went out there and played a mature game, we played with our heads and did the right things to make sure we got the points."

Our chances of doing so at the Valley where Charlton require a win to continue in their battle against relegation, Ledley believes, will be increased if we can shackle the threat of Darren Bent - the spearhead of the home attack.

"Darren is a good player and I've played alongside him with the England squad and have seen his qualities close up. I've also played against him and he is a player who is always looking to get in behind defences. Once he does that he is a very good finisher.

"He is one we always look out for and if we can keep him quiet it will improve our chances of winning the game."


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