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Wilko's boost for Gardner

Posted on 26 May 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).

England Under-21 boss Howard Wilkinson had words of encouragement for injury-stricken Anthony Gardner.<P class=MsoNormal>Our young defender was named in Wilkinson&rsquo&#59;s squad for Thursday&rsquo&#59;s friendly against Mexico and the European Championship qualifier in Greece on June 5.<P class=MsoNormal>But Anthony suffered medial ligament damage after landing awkwardly in an aerial challenge against Manchester United last weekend.<P class=MsoNormal>He will be out for three months and instead of earning his first U21 cap, he had to watch the action from home with his knee in a brace.<P class=MsoNormal>Wilkinson insisted: &ldquo&#59;Anthony has done well. He&rsquo&#59;s come out of Port Vale, got to Spurs, got in the team.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Then he gets an injury but every young player at sometime in their life has to deal with an injury unless you are very, very lucky.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It&rsquo&#59;s part of growing up and I&rsquo&#59;m sure he&rsquo&#59;ll deal with it, he&rsquo&#59;ll be back and I&rsquo&#59;m sure he&rsquo&#59;ll be better for having got over the tough experience.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>