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Luke craves settled spot

Posted on 30 June 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).

Luke Young’s ambition for the coming campaign is to nail down a settled place in the first team — a position to call his own after a season spent covering for injuries.

Luke adapted with some style to a variety of defensive positions last term, earning himself the often-unwanted ‘versatile’ tag.

He concluded the season in the left-back role, playing on his wrong foot, but making a pretty good fist of it all the same. It is not a role he enjoyed, but with Ben Thatcher and Mauricio Taricco both suffering long-term injuries, Luke was the man for a crisis.

The England under-21 international is now considered by many fans as a first team regular, but he really craves a regular position and accepts that such a craving could cost him games — and Luke wants to play.

"It’s another season where I’ve played here, there and everywhere really. I’d like to, if possible, get a settled position next season because it has been two-and-a-half seasons now that I’ve played everywhere.

"Wanting that could affect how many times I play and at the end of the day, I’ll play wherever the manager wants me to. It’s no secret that I don’t like playing left-back but, of course, I’d continue to play there if required.