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Tom seeks repeat

Posted on 16 April 2011  - 12:00

Tom Huddlestone knows exactly what’s required if we are to achieve a second successive top four Premier League finish – repeat last year’s end-of-season form.

Tom seeks repeat

Tom Huddlestone knows exactly what’s required if we are to achieve a second successive top four Premier League finish – repeat last year’s end-of-season form.

The 2009/2010 run-in saw us produce memorable victories over Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City to claim a Champions League place for the first time – and the midfielder feels the same could be needed this time around.

We currently sit three points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City with seven games left to play – one more than Roberto Mancini’s men.

That game-in-hand is the massive North London derby with Arsenal at the Lane on Wednesday – a fixture we emerged victorious from with a 2-1 victory around the same time last year.

We then beat Chelsea at the Lane a few days later, and have to travel to Stamford Bridge on April 30 on this occasion.

Home games with West Brom and Blackpool are also on the agenda before we visit Eastlands on May 10 for what could be a decisive encounter.

Who can forget our dramatic 1-0 victory there on the penultimate day of last season that clinched our place in Europe’s elite competition?

After this we face a trip to Liverpool before Birmingham at home on the final day, but for Tom it’s simple.

He said: “It’s about winning habits. There’s seven games left in the league and we’ve just got to kick on.

“We know if we win every game left in the league, which is going to be difficult, then we’ll be in the top four again.

“It’s similar to last year. We’ve got to play Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City. By the looks of it, it might boil down to the City game again, so hopefully we can go there and do similar to what we did last season.”