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Tony blow

Posted on 5 October 2001  - 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).

Anthony Gardner's return from injury has been de-railed as the elegant defender sustained a hamstring injury at Peterborough on Thursday evening.

Ironically, Tony was about to received treatment just as he was being announced as Man of the Match following a fine display in his fifth comeback game since suffering a knee injury at the end of last season.

Not surprisingly, Tony's setback took the shine off Colin Calderwood's night.

"The negative is Tony coming off at the end and we hope it is not too bad a hamstring," said Colin.

"I don't know if it's a strain, a pull, or he's just overstretched, so we'll keep our fingers crossed on that. At the moment we're in the dark as we don't know the extent of it.

"There was quite a bit of precaution in him coming off - so it's not as its snapped or anything like that.

"I feel for the boy because he's worked his socks off during the summer, not really joined in pre-season and had come back and started to look really strong."

On Tony's Man of the Match award, Colin felt it was a well deserved acolade and said it was a mark of his improving confidence.

"Everyone could see his athletic prowess on show, and that's what makes him a very, very good player. I think by coming off he was trying to get up to the room to try and get the Champagne quickly."