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Teddy's ready

Posted on 17 February 2002  - 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).

Teddy Sheringham steps back into action this weekend free of the fear of missing the Worthington Cup Final.

Skipper Teddy started on the bench in our last two games against Bolton and Leicester City as he was one yellow card away from an automatic one-match ban.

The threat of that ban still stands but any suspension will now come after the final.

Teddy admitted: "That situation does weigh on your mind and it was just a precautionary thing from the manager's point of view.

"He wanted to leave me out and not take any chances, same with Chris Perry. It was different with Les because he hadn't played any games and it was important for him to get back into the swing of things.

"It would have been heartbreaking to miss out on the final but that's football. You've got to do what you've got to do.

"If the situation was any better or worse, if we were looking at relegation or the top four, then perhaps it would have been different.

"As it is, we're mid-tablish and we need to concentrate on the things we need to concentrate on."

The immediate thing Teddy and the lads are concentrating on is an FA Cup fifth round tie against Tranmere Rovers at the Lane on Sunday.

We have already beaten Rovers 4-0 in the Worthington Cup this season but Teddy insists that result will have no relevance come this weekend.

"You can't think like that in football," said Teddy. "They went down to 10 men in the Worthington Cup and that was the change in the game. It was still a tough game. This will be different and difficult.

"They are away from home but it's a chance of progressing in the FA Cup.

"They are not a bad side and we will have to watch them. They can play and that's what we will have to look out for.

"They will compete, same as any other team and we'll have to compete as well as they do."

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