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Leo at the ready

Posted on 5 October 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).

Oyvind Leonhardsen has completed two games this week as he seeks to sharpen his game in readiness for a first team call should it arrive.

After recovering from a pre-season knock, Leo played in the reserves' opener at Stevenage against Nottingham Forest before jetting off for international duty with Norway.

In the final minutes of Norway's second game against Wales, Leo was given a dead leg by Craig Bellamy, his reaction to the incident led to him being suspended for the current round of internationals.

His difficulty has been in breaking back into the first X1 picture at the Lane, but Leo knuckles down as always and gives his all for the reserves.

"I'm fit, I've played two games this week and it's been very good for me," said Leo after the friendly at Peterborough.

"I feel good and I just need to play more games."

Shortly after sustaining his dead leg, Leo started the game against Torquay in the Worthington Cup, but was withdrawn at half-time in what was a sluggish half for the whole team.

"I didn't take that chance, but hopefully more will come along. The only thing I can do is to keep fit and be positive and hopefully I will get more chances.

So has Leo felt the effects of playing two games in the last three days?

"I'm okay, I need to play games, if I'm not playing in the first team I need to play and keep fit - that's the main thing."