Pavlyuchenko keen to earn his Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roman Pavlyuchenko wants to stay at the North London club and fight for his place, according to the player's agent. After only one season in English football following his £14 million move from Spartak Moscow last September, the Russian front-man now finds himself fourth choice at White Hart Lane behind Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe and new summer signing Peter Crouch. Pavlyuchenko scored 14 times in 36 appearances in all competitions last season, including netting in every round of the Carling Cup apart from the final, but the arrival of Crouch means he could be surplus to Redknapp's requirements in 2009/10. However, despite being linked with a move to Roma, who now have improved funds following the sale of Alberto Aquilani to Liverpool, Pavlyuchenko's representitive has made it clear that he will be staying at Spurs. "He is a Tottenham player, and that is where he intends to remain," Ian Elliott told "We have had no contact with Roma, nor any other Italian club for that fact. "The player wants to stay in London and make the most of his opportunities there, even though this year there will be plenty of competition in attack." SPURS FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Les Ferdinand, Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, Frederic Kanoute One on One Paul Gascoigne, Les Ferdinand, Ossie Ardiles Boy's A Bit Special Chris Gunter, John Bostock Ask A Silly Question Garth Crooks Perfect XI Ossie Ardiles My Secret Vice Neil Ruddock Plus! Martin Peters on Weekend Wonders and Spurs on Talentspotter