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Yeates delight

Posted on 19 July 2004  - 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).

Mark Yeates declared himself delighted to commit his future to the club with the signing of a new contract.

The 19-year-old put pen to paper ten days ago on an extension to his current deal and admitted that the offer took him a little bit by surprise.

"I am happy to get it out of the way and get down to pre-season," he reflected. "I am delighted to sign again, but I had a couple of years left on my other one, so it came as a bit of a surprise when they offered me something.

"I love being part of this club and I think with all the changes that are coming along now it is a good opportunity for me and a lot of the young lads to try and impress and get more games than we did last season."

The Republic of Ireland under-21 international made his first team breakthrough in the final game of last season against Wolves and said the game - in which he set up Robbie Keane for our first goal - was a major boost for him.

"I was delighted with that, I worked hard for it and I want more now. This pre-season should be good and I'll hopefully get a few games - I'll just keep my fingers crossed and hope I do well."