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Posted on 9 March 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 already has one eye firmly fixed on March 18 as he starts to piece together his squad for the FA Youth Cup quarter-final at Watford.

Coach Pat is having to monitor the fitness of midfielders Stuart Lewis and Jacques Maghoma and striker Simon Dawkins as he prepares for the big one at Vicarage Road.

However, he's been heartened by the performances of schoolboys in FA Premier Academy League action in recent weeks and now has striker Claude Seanla - on target in the 2-2 draw against Coventry City at the weekend - back in contention after injury.

Stuart Lewis has been out but should be ready for Saturday, he's a fit lad and I've no doubts with him in terms of fitness. Jacques Maghoma is more of a concern, he hasn't played a lot of football or training, so he has a biog couple od weeks in front of him. He trained on Monday and it's important he gets his fitness back if he wants to get into the side. Simon Dawkins has also been out but boys have come back into the side and done well and it's nice to have that problem, boys coming in that you now know can do a job, even schoolboys.

The performances of schoolboys once again stood out for coach Pat Holland after the 2-2 draw against Coventry City in the FA Premier Academy League.

Coach Pat has been running the rule over a few of the club's Under-16 players as he tries to juggle competing in the rest of the league season with going full out for success in the FA Youth Cup.

It has worked a treat with the lads progressing to the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup - they travel to Watford on March 18 - and only suffering three defeats in 14 league games since October. However, they have drawn nine of those 14 games, including seven of the last nine outings!

Pat said: "It's the time of year where you can start grooming the younger kids and from what I've seen of the schoolboys so far I've been really pleased with them.

"Matthew Wells has done well. He plays a very simple game, he's a very unassuming boy and he's come in, keeps his game nice and basic and he's done okay.

"Young Jamie Davis is improving every game on the right wing and young Radwan Hamed always looks a threat when he comes on. The three of them did well and it all fares well for the Youth Cup."