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WTPS: Phillips link, Teddy feature

Posted on 14 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).

] is getting a lot of backing from the supporters and the chairman, and the players are certainly behind him. So I think everybody is optimistic about the future."

For the moment, however, Spurs have to make sure they beat struggling Derby at White Hart Lane tomorrow. It may look a relatively easy task, especially after the Rams' 5-2 Worthington Cup hammering at Fulham, but the Londoners' captain still worries about the galvanising effect a change of management could have on the opposition, Colin Todd having taken over from the Jim Smith last week.

"I think it definitely gives players an incentive to produce performances to keep themselves in the team," Sheringham opines. "You start fighting for your lives again when you've got a new manager. So we'll have to be in top form."

Elsewhere, in the Sunday rumour mill, both the Sunday Mirror and People link us with a £12m move for Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips.

The Mirror's Chat Zone suggests Glenn Hoddle is keeping an eye on Leicester City midfielder Muzzy Izzet and the People's Hotline links us with a move for Newcastle's Lauren Robert's younger brother Bertrand.

There are more suggestions that Sergei Rebrov is unhappy with his situation in the Mail.

Andrew Warshaw quotes Sergei's agent Sandor Varga as follows: "Sergei is not very happy at the moment because someone of his level has to be playing. I would say something has to happen in the next month. If Spurs don't want to sell him, there is nothing we can do under the terms of his contract but there are ways and means.

"Sergei doesn't want to leave, he wants to play. But he may decide to go if this carries on indefinitely."