By Chris Harris

Sol Campbell can cope with the hostile reception which awaits him at White Hart Lane, according to Gael Clichy.

The centre back is expected to start at Tottenham on Wednesday night and may be targeted by home fans who still resent his decision to cross the North London divide back in the summer of 2001.

Campbell suffered plenty of abuse when he returned to his former club during his first season with Arsenal and could be in for similar treatment now he's back in a red and white shirt.

But Clichy believes the 35-year-old will rise above it all and prove once again that he belongs at the top level.

"Yes, he can cope with it," Clichy told at a Premier League Places For Players event.

"Everyone was doubting about his comeback, he is a 30-something and people doubted about the way he would perform. But I think since he came back he has shown he is still there [at the top level].

"Of course he cannot play every three days but when he has been asked to play he has done his job and the fact he is going back to White Hart Lane won't give him any trouble. He will be the same as ever."

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13 Apr 2010