Team-mates rally round Richards
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Richards has come in for some stick from some Spurs fans for their recent defensive frailties including last week's FA Cup defeat to Manchester City.
The former Wolves ace was singled out by sections of the fans during last weekend's 4-3 win over Portsmouth, but he showed his resolve by setting up the winner for Gus Poyet in that clash.
Davies and Carr both feel the criticism aimed in Richards' direction has been unfair and have backed him to bounce back.
"Dean's a great player. We were all delighted the way he set up Gus' goal on Saturday," said Davies.
"He'd taken quite a bit of stick from the crowd and you could see how much it meant to him."
Spurs captain Carr added: "Dean's a top professional who always gives 100 percent and despite the injuries he's had you always know you will get his best efforts."