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Reserves seek revenge

Posted on 16 January 2001  - 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 Hughton is after revenge on Tuesday night.

His reserve side face Coventry City at St Albans — the team that dished out a 3-0 beating in the first FA Premier League outing of the season back in August.

Boss Chris recalled: "We lost 3-0 to them in the first game of the season — not a great performance.

"The important thing is that we’re back into competitive games.

"Coventry are a good side and have been for the last few years. Probably a young side, fairly tenacious and I would expect a good, competitive game."

It is the reserves’ first competitive fixture since a 0-0 draw against West Ham on December 5.

In that time Chris has seen his young reserve regulars Ledley King, Alton Thelwell and Gary Doherty establish themselves in the first team, Simon Davies appear regularly on the bench, Dave McEwen played 25 minutes at Everton on Saturday and both Ciaran Toner and Ian Hillier have been named in Premiership squads.

Chris said: "The nice thing for us is that we’ve had players go through the reserve group to the first team group and played in the first team.

"Having said that we’re reasonably consistent with the players we’ve had involved as well."

Matthew Etherington, Anthony Gardner, Thelwell, Davies, McEwen, Hillier and Toner should all feature on Tuesday night alongside Ben Thatcher, Willem Korsten and Han Segers, who has a rare outing in goal.

Listen to Chris's interview in full by clicking here