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The ex-Spurs man is looking forward to meeting former team-mate Ledley King, and is hopeful of a positive result against Harry Redknapp's side on Saturday

Swansea midfielder Mark Gower has reflected on his career as a youngster with Tottenham before leaving the club in 2001, as he prepares to face his former side on Saturday at the Liberty Stadium.

The 33-year-old is a Spurs fan and was delighted to get his break under David Pleat, before being frozen out of the club by new manager George Graham and subsequently moving to Barnet.

He told Sky Sports: "The best thing about my time at the club is the fact that I'd stood on the stands like every other Spurs fan over the years.

"I had a chance when David Pleat was caretaker manager and I played a couple of games in the League Cup the year we won it and things were looking good.

"He was talking me up and I thought I was going to get my chance, but George Graham came in and I just wasn't his cup of tea.

"He just never gave me a chance, with things just seeming to disintegrate from there and the next thing I knew I was at Barnet."

Gower is eagerly anticipating the clash with his ex-club and meeting up with old team-mate Ledley King, however, he is already counting down the days to the Swans visit to White Hart Lane in March.

"I don't really speak to any of the current squad there now because although Ledley King was the year below me and I had a good few years with him, you tend to lose touch over the years.

"It will be nice to bump into Ledley again this weekend and catch up with him because he is a really decent guy.

"I had the privilege to go back there twice in my Southend days because we drew them in the FA Cup and the League Cup, so I've already gone back there and played which was really special.

"But it will be even more special this time around as I'm in the same league as them now.

"We'll go there on level terms and hopefully do ourselves justice, plus at that point in the season every point will be crucial."

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