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Smith: Stevenage right up for Tottenham clash

Stevenage manager Gary Smith says his players are well up for this week's FA Cup meeting with Tottenham.

The League One outfit held the Premier League's third-placed team to a scoreless draw in the fifth round at the Lamex Stadium late last month and get the opportunity to try and take down Spurs at White Hart Lane tomorrow night.

Smith is going into the match with confidence and says his players will give absolutely everything in a bid to cause a massive upset.

"Nobody will give us a chance of getting a result," said the former Arsenal scout.

"We are away from home. Nobody expects us to get anything out of the game and the bookmakers will have us well and truly odds against for getting any sort of result.

"But this group of players differs from others. There will be a hell of a lot of belief that one, they can hold this Tottenham side at bay, and two, they can somehow scramble a result.

"Whether it be in 90 minutes, extra-time or penalties, they will be there until their last breath trying to get as much out of the game as they can.

"So it may be worth a pound or two if you fancy a flutter for us to get something out of the game. We are going there with all the right credentials to make it a tough test for Spurs.

"And if they can do it, I think it will be one of the biggest shocks ever. There is no doubt about that.

"Tottenham are one of the top Premier League sides with a possible England manager.

"There are so many things in their favour. The club is in a particularly buoyant place at the moment, casting aside their last two results (defeats by Arsenal and Manchester United).

"But this is the FA Cup and in a one-off game anything is possible."

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