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Team news: Freund out

Posted on 22 December 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).

Steffen Freund has been added to&nbsp&#59;George Graham's casualty list on the eve of the busy Christmas programme.<P>The German midfielder has an Achilles complaint and has been omitted from the squad to&nbsp&#59;meet Middlesbrough at the Lane on Saturday.<P>Freund joins Steffen Iversen (knee), Mauricio Taricco (groin), Luke Young (foot) and Ben Thatcher (groin)&nbsp&#59;on the sidelines although Taricco, Young and Thatcher are&nbsp&#59;closing in on full fitness.<P>Meanwhile defender Ian Hillier, skipper of our reserve team, has been added to the first team squad for the first time&nbsp&#59;this season.<P>Hillier's inclusion means there are seven players aged 21 or under in the squad.<P><B>Spurs squad:</B> Sullivan, Walker, Carr, Perry, Campbell, Thelwell, Doherty, Gardner, Hillier, Clemence, Anderton, Sherwood, King, Leonhardsen, Davies, Etherington, Ferdinand, Rebrov, Armstrong, Korsten.<P>Middlesbrough striker Alen Boksic will undergo a late fitness test on his injured hamstring ahead of the trip to Tottenham. <P class=MsoNormal>Ugo Ehiogu and Curtis Fleming return from suspension, but Hamilton Ricard and Carlos Marinelli, who also has an ankle problem, remain banned. <P class=MsoNormal>Gary Pallister (back), Phil Stamp (neck), Mark Summerbell (thigh) and Neil Maddison and Andy Campbell (both hernia) are still sidelined, but Joseph Job is back in training after missing out with knee ligament damage and Brian Deane is expected to shake off a knock. <P class=MsoNormal><B>Middlesbrough squad:</B> Schwarzer, Crossley, Fleming, O'Neill, Gordon, Stockdale, Ehiogu, Vickers, Cooper, Festa, Gavin, Ince, Mustoe, Karembeu, Okon, Boksic, Deane, Whelan, Job. <P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p><P></B></B>