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18-year-old Tottenham attacker who suffered major injury last season spotted on the bench yesterday
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18-year-old Tottenham attacker who suffered major injury last season spotted on the bench yesterday

Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed their second outing of the mid-season break yesterday as they played Peterborough United’s under-21s.

Spurs ran out 3-1 winners at their training ground, with Harvey White, Bryan Gil and Matt Doherty on the score sheet.

A report from Football London has outlined who was involved against the League One outfit’s reserves.

The Premier League is now less than two weeks away from returning.

Antonio Conte saw 11 of his first-team head off to Qatar, leaving him with a threadbare squad after they enjoyed some time off.

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The likes of Dejan Kulusevski appear to have returned fully fit, while players who were eliminated from the World Cup early are also back.

Only Pape Matar Sarr made an appearance yesterday out of those who were called up by their national team.

It meant Conte was able to give some of Tottenham’s most exciting young players an opportunity to impress.

One of those was young winger Roshaun Mathurin was came on from the bench for the final few minutes.

The winger has come a long way since suffering a major setback in his development last season.

Mathurin makes cameo from the bench

The 18-year-old winger has already made 16 appearances in all competitions this season.

Described by Tottenham’s official website as a ‘left-sided attacking midfielder’, he can also play on the right.

Mathurin suffered an awful knee injury in September last year, and played just twice all season.

However, he still earned a promotion to Tottenham’s under-21 squad for this campaign.

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The club clearly have plenty of faith in his ability, demonstrated further by Conte naming Mathurin on the bench yesterday.

Opportunities for young players have been few and far between for youngsters at Tottenham under the Italian.

The likes of Gil, Djed Spence and Japhet Tanganga have barely played a minute this season.

Mathurin might need to consider a loan move away from the club soon to start playing first-team minutes.

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