First Team 4 weeks ago

Deeney: “My Knee Feels Brand New”

Troy Deeney took a significant step this morning in his recovery from injury when he took his first strides on a treadmill.

The captain has been restricted to sessions on the bike and in the pool since the operation on his right knee, but he was given the all-clear to start work on the anti-gravity treadmill this week and he performed three lots of four-minute sets at 7kms an hour.

“I've been doing running in the pool, so the mechanics didn't feel too unusual,” he said. “I’m running at half body weight and I want to do more, but they are holding me back for the right reasons. It's exciting but I also get frustrated as I want to do more and do the next thing.

“I understand the process, though, and the medical staff are looking after me really well, so we've knocked another week off [of the recovery time]. I think they are a week or ten days away from letting me go and run properly outside.”

Deeney's confidence is fuelled by a really positive appointment he had with a consultant on Friday.

“They took the last bit of fluid out of the knee,” he said. “It was 100ml last time, which was quite a lot, but this time it was only 23ml. I also had something put in to help lubricate the knee. It feels great, it feels brand new. It's good. Things are going well.”

The 31-year-old is reluctant to raise expectation and put a firm date in the diary for his long-awaited return, but he has a game in mind when he’d like to add to his 373 appearances for the club.

“I know when I'm aiming to be back,” he said. “It's not too far away now. I'm just starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. They are holding me back for my benefit, but when they let me go there will be no stopping me, so they are just trying to rein me in until it's safe medically and then I'll be going and pushing myself.

“I'm just ready for it. I know what to expect and that I will have to fight for my place. I don’t think there’ll be any playing 45 minutes for the Under-23s first. I’ll be expected to go straight in and I'm ready for everything that is coming.”

First Team 4 weeks ago

Matchday: Spurs Away Supporter Information

Watford visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time this Saturday (October 19) and an away supporters guide is available to view HERE.

Key points are highlighted below, but Hornets fans are advised to read the guide for all necessary information.

Bags

Visiting supporters are advised that all fans will go through 'airport style' security checks and bag searches. Tottenham Hotspur strongly advise supporters not to bring a bag into the stadium. The following bags will be permitted into the stadium following a search:

  • Clear carrier bags with a maximum size of 30cm long x 30cm high – those issued in Spurs Shops pre-match for a charge of 10p will meet this criteria. Shop staff will place items directly into and seal this bag – it should not be opened and no personal items should be placed into this bag before you have been through the security checks. As long as the seal is intact, it will not require searching.
  • Personal bags of A4 size or smaller (21 cm long x 30cm high).

Cashless stadium

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is a cashless stadium. Cash is not accepted anywhere in the stadium or its surrounding campus. All major debit and credit cards are accepted, as well as mobile payments such as Apple Pay & Google Pay.

Travel

Major roadworks are currently ongoing on Watermead Way, near IKEA, causing congestion for fans and local residents exiting or coming back into Tottenham post-match.

Tottenham Hospur strongly encourage fans not to drive and to make use of all public transport options – four local train stations, Shuttle Buses and TfL bus routes.

The four hub stations serving the stadium are:

1. White Hart Lane (London Overground from London Liverpool Street, Enfield Town and Cheshunt): approx. 5 mins walk to the stadium. The station has step-free access.

2. Northumberland Park (Abellio Greater Anglia services from London Liverpool Street, Cambridge and Stansted Airport): approx. 10 mins walk to the stadium. The station has step-free access.

3. Tottenham Hale (Victoria line and Abellio Greater Anglia services London Liverpool Street, Cambridge and Stansted Airport): approx. 25 mins walk to the stadium. The station has step-free access to the Victoria line and TRAVEL Northbound National Rail services only.

4. Seven Sisters (Victoria line and London Overground): approx. 30 mins walk to the stadium. The station does not have step-free access.

The club have installed navy and yellow on-street wayfinding signage from all four train stations to the stadium, in conjunction with innovative on-site digital stadium signage.