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Posted on 29 September 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp reckons Shamrock Rovers will rise to the big occasion in our Europa League meeting at White Hart Lane tonight.

Harry Redknapp reckons Shamrock Rovers will rise to the big occasion in our Europa League meeting at White Hart Lane tonight.

The Airtricty League of Ireland champions have already proved their worth on their travels this season.

They became the first Irish side to reach the group stages of a UEFA competition with a memorable away win at Partizan Belgrade in the second leg of their play-off last month.

The team from Tallaght, Dublin, are battling it out for their domestic championship again - currently joint-top with Sligo - as they travel to the Lane.

"Joe Jordan went to watch them and was impressed, he said they worked really hard and they managed to go to Belgrade and win," said Harry.

"He thought they were very solid, and well coached. Jim Magilton is there as a coach and he’s a great lad. They won’t be easy that’s for sure.

"It's a game we’re entitled to win, but they will rise to the big occasion.

"Joe thought they showed a good attitude and worked hard. We have to approach it right. I’m sure they will set up not to concede and hit us on the break whenever possible.

"We have all the videos on them and will know everybody, who are the threats from set-pieces. We know they are aggressive in midfield. We’re not underestimating them at all."