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+Pat: Consistency the key for Marney

Posted on 7 January 2005  - 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).

Pat Holland says consistency is the key to Dean Marney's future in the first team at Spurs.

Pat coached Dean through his Academy years at the club and was delighted to see another 'graduate' into the Premier League.

Dean made a stunning full home debut against Everton, scoring twice and having a hand in another two goals in the 5-2 win.

He held onto his place at Manchester United and Pat knows better than most that he needs to maintain his form to stay there.

Pat said: "It's smashing, I'm really pleased for him. It's great for everyone in our department when a young lad comes through the ranks and expresses himself so well.

"Now what he's got to do is keep the consistency going, that's most important as a footballer, even if it's not going your way you put in a team performance. And he's capable of doing that."

Pat can see more chances for youth in the near future. "We're a club in transition, it's going well and that's great.

"That means there are opportunities for young players to go in a make their mark.

"These young players like Phil Ifil and now Dean have gone in and given the manager something to think about which is terrific, a great problem to have."