Cerny takes his chance

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Tottenham keeper Radek Cerny says he was delighted to get a run out in Saturday's FA Cup clash with Southend.

The 32-year-old Czech made his third appearance of the season in the absence of Paul Robinson as Spurs eased into the fifth round.

Cerny had little to do but still enjoyed his moment in the spotlight.

"The FA Cup is a big thing in England. I'm glad I could have played in it," Cerny told efotbal.cz.

"The last time I played was in the Carling Cup two months ago and every game here is a big plus for me."

The former Slavia Prague keeper expects Robinson, who has back trouble, to return for Wednesday's North London derby against Arsenal.

But if the England number one is ruled out again Cerny says he would have no problems filling the breach.

"That is why I am here. I feel well and I would not be afraid," he added.