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Posted on 4 January 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).

Martin Jol has concerns over three key players as we prepare for tonight's clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.


Jermain Defoe and Michael Brown - both late withdrawals from the New Year's Day win against Everton - have been joined on the doubtful list by Fredi Kanoute.


Michael tweaked a groin muscle late on in training on Friday, Jermain picked up a knee injury against Palace and how Fredi has a hamstring problem.


All three trained at Spurs Lodge yesterday but Head Coach Martin reported on Monday afternoon: "Jermain is still a doubt and we'll make a decision tomorrow (Tuesday).


"He was looking pretty good today but we'll make our minds up in the morning.


"Michael Brown is in the same situation, he's doubtful. He's a good lad and wanted to play on Saturday but I couldn't take a risk with him. If I ask him he'll play but I think it's a little strain in his muscle so maybe we shouldn't take the risk.


"Fredi Kanoute is a big doubt. He had a little pull in his hamstring, he's worked hard, played all the games and it's a problem. Again, we'll make our minds up tomorrow (Tuesday), the same as Browny and Jermain.


"We'll be taking some youngsters with us. Mark Yeates and Phil Ifil will travel and Dean Marney was already in the squad, everyone saw what he did against Everton.


"He needs to keep his feet on the ground, I know he'll do that and he might play again."


Stephen Kelly, Thimothee Atouba, Sean Davis (all knee) and Simon Davies (recovering from virus) remain out.