SPURS` STRIKER SHORTAGE OVER
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
It was no secret that Spurs were short of front men last term, following failed bids for the likes of Michael Bridges and John Hartson, but Pleat is convinced that George Graham`s side will be in a much better position in terms of cover for their attack.
Les Ferdinand`s long-standing fight against injury has not helped his cause, as Pleat acknowledged: "Les looked threatening and good in the games he did play, while Chris Armstrong began to win over the fans.
"Steffen Iversen went off the boil, the goals dried up for him, but then there was no challenge on them.
"The front positions are looking easier, though, now we have got Rebrov, and hopefully that`s not the end of it." That comment would appear to indicate that Spurs are still in the market for a new hit-man, should the right player become available.
And two youngsters could be set to make their mark in the 2000/2001 Premiership season, following moves to Spurs last term. Dave McEwen, signed from non-league Dulwich Hamlet, and Gary Doherty, who arrived from Luton, are the strikers in question.
"McEwen has much to do, but he has got terrific freshness and is improving quickly - he may be a wild-card," Pleat told Spurs Line. "As for Doherty, I like him. He`s good in the air, got a bit of pace and has good character."