Fat Fred Praise For Walking Wounded

Last updated : 04 April 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

Shepherd: "What was particularly pleasing about our win over Spurs was that it was achieved without no fewer than eight first-team players in Michael Owen, Kieron Dyer, Scott Parker, Albert Luque, Jean Alain Boumsong, Celestine Babayaro, Titus Bramble and Steven Taylor.

"I think those eight would either have been in Glenn's starting line-up, or at least in contention for a place, so to beat Spurs the way we did without them was absolutely tremendous.

"Even Arsenal in their current form would have done well to do what we did against Spurs without eight of their top men. And I have to say that the board thought that Lee Bowyer's performance on Saturday was probably our best individual display so far this season."