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Perry's home sweet home

Posted on 4 September 2000  - 12:00

English Barclays Premiership

Chris Perry wants us to be unbeatable at White Hart Lane this season.

Our ever-consistent centre-back knows how important it is for us to bounce back from defeat in our last Premiership outing at Newcastle and to build on the start we made at the Lane this season against Ipswich Town.

Home form was a key feature in an impressive start to last season - we beat Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool before our form dipped in the last third - and Perry insists we have to carry that on with successive home games against Everton and West Ham coming up.

Everton arrive first on Tuesday and Perry declared: "We'll be looking to win every home game this season. We started well against Ipswich and our home form was good last season. If we can carry that on there is no reason why we can't finish as high as possible. Everton is a big game now after Newcastle - if we can win, seven points out of 12 doesn't look too bad."

Perry describes our start to the Premiership as a 'mixed bag'. We've won, drawn and lost games against Ipswich, Middlesbrough and Newcastle respectively so far.

"We started well against Ipswich with a good home win, went up to Middlesbrough, played well again and probably should have won there but then disappointed at Newcastle," he added. "Two trips up to the north-east in a week was a bit tough, a few of the lads looked a bit tired at Newcastle and we didn't play as well as we can. Saying that, we could have come out with a draw again.

"We didn't do as well away from home as we would have liked last season but we played well at Middlesbrough and if we can improve on our away form there is no reason why we shouldn't finish higher up the table."