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Posted on 7 November 2003  - 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).

Anthony Gardner and Stephane Dalmat are back in the squad for Saturday's derby at Arsenal.

A sore hamstring kept defender Anthony out of the Bolton game last week but he returns after treatment this week.

Midfielder Stephane was allowed to go back to France on family business last week and also missed the game against Bolton but returned to Spurs Lodge earlier this week and joins the party for Highbury.

Otherwise it's the same four longer-term injured players unavailable - Jamie Redknapp, Simon Davies, Fredi Kanoute and Christian Ziege.

Caretaker boss David Pleat reported this afternoon: "Stephane Dalmat is included in the squad and basically the four injuries are Redknapp, Davies, Ziege and Kanoute, so we're not that far off really.

"Anthony Gardner and Ledley King have had a bit of treatment this week after a hard week last week.

"Ledley came in after no reserve games, played extra time against West Ham and then played on Saturday, perhaps that was too much for him. But he's in the squad and so is Anthony.

"Christian has a knee ligament strain and it will be a while but I'm not putting any possible dates on any return, it's unfair on the player and the medical team."