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Caulker relishing Yakubu battle

Bristol City's on-loan centre-back Steven Caulker has insisted he is ready to stop Yakubu in his tracks when the Robins travel to the Walkers Stadium tomorrow evening.

Caulker has spent the majority of the campaign at City on loan from Tottenham, and is eager to impress with a strong outing against Leicester's powerful Nigerian.

"I'm really looking forward to the challenge," the 19-year-old said.

"I've always said I'm happy to test myself against the best and Yakubu is a real class act. It's not something I'm going to shy away from or be frightened of.

"In fact, I look upon it as a great chance to show people what I can do."

Caulker will line up against fellow Tottenham loanee Kyle Naughton, who has shone in a Foxes shirt since his arrival from White Hart Lane.

Tottenham representatives are likely to be attending the game with the duo performing, and both will be hungry to catch the eye ahead of the summer.

Yakubu hit a superb opener in City's 2-0 win over Derby at Pride Park last Saturday, and will be looking to hit the goal trail once again to help the Foxes to a seventh win in eight.

But Caulker believes he has planned for the striker's daunting presence, saying: "I saw his goal on television and it was impressive to say the least. I've watched Yakubu play in the Premier League many times and his quality is there for all to see.

"If you let him roll you and turn you, then you are in trouble and his physical strength is probably his greatest attribute.

"I think the secret of doing well against him is to keep tight to him and not let him get the ball and settle in the first place. That's what Liam Fontaine and I will be trying to do."




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Date:Thursday February 17 2011

Time: 3:55PM

 

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