Tottenham travel to League Two outfit Colchester United on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup third round and it’s surely an opportunity for wholesale changes to the team.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino can be expected to make a number of rotations for the cup fixture and still have a side capable of avoiding an upset.
It will be intriguing to see if midfielder Oliver Skipp is drafted into the side, as he’s been on the fringes of the squad so far this season without really getting a chance.
Skipp has made two appearances so far this season, but they were in the opening two weeks of the Premier League and late cameos from the bench.
The 19-year-old has been involved in Pochettino’s match day squad for all but one league game this campaign, but just can’t quite force his way into contention.
He is an academy graduate that played 12 senior games last season for the North London club and is viewed as a star for the future.
Skipp could certainly do with the competitive minutes in midweek against Colchester and has to be one of the players knocking on the manager’s door for a chance.
He’s an all-action central midfielder that often sits in front of the back four and has the defensive approach to help win back possession for his team.
It could be a great opportunity for him to impress if he gets his chance in the cup and he has to seize any opportunity he gets.
Skipp is someone built in a similar mould to Harry Winks, who is the perfect role model after making the step from the academy to key first teamer.