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+Time to shine

Posted on 7 December 2004  - 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).

Pat Holland is looking for his youngsters to step up and shine on the big stage in the FA Youth Cup tonight - and follow in the footsteps of former youth players who have gone on to football's big time.

The likes of Sol Campbell, Stephen Carr, Luke Young, Ian Walker and Ledley King all came through the youth system at the club and all went on to play in the Premiership.

More recently Dean Marney, Mark Yeates, Jamie Slabber and, this season, Phil Ifil have all progressed to first team action.

Coach Pat said: "In 20 years of taking youth teams, I always feel the boys who will go through the system like Sol Campbell, Nicky Barmby, Ledley - they will shine on the night.

"We would expect them to shine as well, to be able to handle it and I hope the rest of the side respond in the right way."

Nottingham Forest are the visitors in the third round and Pat has had them watched on a couple of occasions.

"They are basically the same side," he added. "We roughly know it and it will be a 4-4-2, the outside right is decent and they have an England schoolboy in midfield.

"They will be similar to us in that they will want to play, look to be creative and it should be a good game for the fans."