Stevenage keeper Day excited over Tottenham return

Stevenage goalkeeper Chris Day is excited to be returning to Tottenham for their FA Cup replay.

Stevenage goalkeeper Chris Day is excited to be returning to Tottenham for their FA Cup replay.

The goalkeeper, born just a few miles away from White Hart Lane, came through the youth ranks at Tottenham and seemed destined for a long career at the club when he was called up to Gerry Francis' first-team squad at the age of 16.

"The replay will be my first competitive game there," Day said. "The last time I played there will have been in an FA Cup youth game of some description, because we played our reserve games at St Albans.

"I remember being a schoolboy training at White Hart Lane and our coach used to send us on a lap around the pitch after training and he would say, 'one day you will play here'. Who would have thought that that day would come 21 years later?"

Day's time at White Hart Lane is characterised by two unwanted records.

"I was on the bench the best part of 50 times and I didn't come on once. Someone has told me that's a club record," he said. "I also played in the 8-0 defeat to Cologne. That's a club record as well."

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