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+Pre-match: West Brom

Posted on 9 February 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).

Martin Jol says his biggest concern ahead of the FA Cup replay against West Brom is getting all his players back in one piece from their international exploits this week.

Some 13 players are away with their countries on national service and they will not return until Thursday afternoon for assessment by the medical staff, leaving Martin with just a full Friday session to prepare his side for the Baggies challenge.

It will be a third meeting with the Head Coach's former club - the first here at the Lane - and assessment of the threat posed is not his biggest priority.

"We know everything about them and that is not the problem," explained Martin. "Here at the training ground we have only had five or six players left, the others are on international duty and you never know how they will come back.

"I worry over whether they will be fit for selection on their return."

West Brom have a different set on concerns to contend with, in particular good performances not yielding maximum points in the Premiership. Since the original tie at the Hawthorns, Bryan Robson's side have dominated games against Crystal Palace and Norwich yet gained just a single point.

"Against Fulham also they lost in the last minute from a header and I think they are playing very well," added Martin. "They have turned the corner performance-wise under Bryan Robson without getting the results they deserve.

"They have been playing well and hopefully the same thing will happen to them on Saturday, if we play the same as last time I am very confident."