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Perry in fitness chase

Posted on 28 November 2000  - 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).

Chris Perry is determined to be available for Old Trafford on Saturday — and stay away from the club’s dreaded injury jinx.

The defender was involved in two nasty, almost identical collisions with Leicester City’s hefty frontman Trevor Benjamin in Saturday’s Premiership encounter at the Lane.

Perry was clearly struggling after the first clash, tried to continue only for the second challenge to force him off the field.

He revealed: "In the first challenge Trevor Benjamin kneed my thigh and I got a dead leg and in the second one he managed to fall on my ankle and turn my ankle over.

"It looked quite nasty and it felt quite bad at the time but the physio got some ice on it straight away and it’s coming along quite well so with a bit of luck I’ll have a chance on Saturday.

"It was just unlucky. You get games like that where it can happen and then you get games where you don’t go into those challenges at all."

Perry has missed just two games since his arrival from Wimbledon last season and a broken toe in September only forced him out against West Ham. With a host of injuries hitting players long-term both this season and last, Perry has managed to steer clear of the jinx.

He added: "I’ve always been lucky throughout my career so far and I think I’ve only missed about eight games in all my career so far. Touch wood I’ll be ready for Saturday and be able to continue playing.

"Saturday a massive game. Everyone wants to play in the big games in the big stadiums against the top sides and top players. Manchester United is all of that."

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