“Hopefully we can send them packing” - says Colchester United’s Darren Ambrose ahead of Tottenham test

Darren Ambrose

Darren Ambrose

Darren Ambrose, a boyhood Tottenham fan, wants to send his favourite club packing in today’s glamorous FA Cup fourth round tie.

Ambrose will be looking to use his wise old head to good effect, to help spring a surprise on Premier League high-fliers Spurs at a jam-packed Weston Homes Community Stadium, and in front of the BT Sport TV cameras.

The 31-year-old former Ipswich Town stalwart has often been employed as a substitute, during this current season with struggling Colchester United, but he is looking forward to a change of scenery this lunchtime (kick-off 12.45pm).

The scramble for league points can be forgotten, for a few hours at least, and Ambrose believes the U’s have a fighting chance of causing an upset.

“It’s a fantastic game for everyone involved at Colchester United,” enthused Ambrose.


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“It’s going to be exciting, and hopefully we can all do ourselves proud.

“And whatever team Tottenham put out, they will all be fantastic players. I’m especially looking forward to coming up against their top English lads, like Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

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“Everyone wants to play against them, and hopefully Tottenham will come here and put out a good team.

“And hopefully we can send them packing!” added Ambrose.

Front-runner Ambrose, who was unleashed off the bench during last weekend’s desperately disappointing 3-0 defeat at Scunthorpe – the U’s have since sunk to the bottom of the League One table – is also relishing a rare appearance, at the Community Stadium, of the television cameras.

“The game being on TV makes it even better, even more exciting,” continued Ambrose.

“We’ve not had a game on TV this season.

“The boys are looking forward to it, and there’s been a few of them gone for a few haircuts and a few shaves!

“I honestly feel that we can put on a good show, and get a good result.”

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