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WEMBLEY BECKONS FOR EX-SPURS

Posted on 11 May 2007  - 12:00

Four former Spurs players will step out at the new Wembley Stadium representing Stevenage Borough in the FA Trophy Final on Saturday.

Four former Spurs players will step out at the new Wembley Stadium representing Stevenage Borough in the FA Trophy Final on Saturday.

Home of our reserve team fixtures, Borough will be led out by manager Mark Stimson, who played twice for us in 1987-88 after coming through the youth ranks before spells at Newcastle United and Portsmouth and is chasing three FA Trophy wins on the trot.

Also on the club's book are Ron Henry (pictured right), son of Spurs double-winner Ron, Mark Hughes and Jamie Slabber. All three came through the Academy system at Spurs but only Slabber made a first team appearance, against Liverpool in March, 2003.

Looking ahead to what should be a memorable occasion, Mark commented: “I’ve been fortunate over the past couple of years to get to Villa Park and Upton Park with Grays Athletic. But to reach Wembley this season is fantastic.

"The players can’t wait for it to come around and I’m sure the supporters feel the same. And we are making history by becoming the first two Conference teams to play at the new Wembley.”

Mark has already visited the 90,000 all-seater stadium on the FA’s invite. “The whole stadium is breathtaking,” he added. “All the facilities are first class and I have told my players that when they go there it is five star! As a player, you dream of playing at Wembley. And as a manager, you dream of leading your team out at Wembley. It is something I will be very proud of when we get there.”

The match kicks off at Wembley at 2.15pm on Saturday afternoon.