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Posted on 4 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).

Andy Reid goes straight into the squad for tomorrow's Barclays Premiership clash against Portsmouth at the Lane.


However, his fellow recruit from Nottingham Forest Michael Dawson misses out with a shin problem.


Newcomer Mido, Noureddine Naybet (both groin) and Pedro Mendes (hip) are all carrying knocks and Fredi Kanoute is suspended after his sending off at Bolton on Tuesday night.


Anthony Gardner misses out after sustaining a broken nose at Bolton.


Reto Ziegler is approaching full fitness after a hamstring pull but remains out alongside the unlucky Sean Davis, who was set to return in Wednesday's private friendly against Northampton after recovering from knee surgery but was ruled out with a back problem.


Head Coach Martin Jol reported: "Sean Davis has fallen back a bit with a back injury, Ziegler can't play but is 90 per cent fit now and Gardner, I'm proud of him because he broke his nose and played on.


"Mendes still has an injury, Mido has a problem with his groin, Dawson has a problem with his shin and Naybet has an injury.


"Andy Reid is in the squad and Fredi Kanoute is suspended.


"It could be a terrific game because Portsmouth are doing well. Yakubu is a goalscorer and they have a good team but we need a win."