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Posted on 14 December 2004  - 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).

Martin Jol says he wouldn't hesitate to throw Mark Yeates into Barclays Premiership action.

The young Irish forward was back on the bench in Saturday's win at Manchester City after some fine performances for the reserves.

Yeatesy did well in his only top flight appearance at Wolves at the end of last season and Head Coach Martin admitted he was close to handing him a second appearance at the City of Manchester Stadium.

"Yes, I was thinking about bringing Yeatesy on, I didn't but that's all in the game," said Martin.

"The situation for him was different because I still had a midfield player in Jamie Redknapp and it was all about stopping a goal against at that stage rather than scoring another goal.

"Yeatesy's played well in the reserves and I wouldn't hesitate to play him. I thought about it but Ricketts is maybe the more experienced of the two and did a good job in helping Atouba to keep Wright-Phillips quiet.

"Yeates has been the best player in the second team for the last couple of games, has quick feet and got his chance last season, so everyone knows him."