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George Marsh finally has chance to earn a spot in Tottenham team

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George Marsh finally has chance to earn a spot in Tottenham team

Tottenham’s squad is looking thinner than ever, which is giving way to chances for more youngsters than ever as Mauricio Pochettino looks to the next generation. The next name on the team sheet may be George Marsh.

The 19-year-old is yet to make his first team debut, but has been vying in contention alongside Luke Amos and Oliver Skipp for a role with the squad.

After Amos suffered a serious knee ligament injury in under 23 action against Blackburn Rovers, Skipp has been called up ahead of Marsh, but some impressive displays for the under 23s may change that.

Tottenham Hotspur’s British midfielder George Marsh (C) vies for the ball with AC Milan’s Italian midfielder Manuel Locatelli (R) during the International Champions Cup friendly football match at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on July 31, 2018. (Photo by STEPHEN MATUREN / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEPHEN MATUREN/AFP/Getty Images)

Marsh has picked up the captain’s armband for the second string and is expected to retain it as the Lilywhites play against Gillingham in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night.

 

A tough tackling midfielder, perhaps best known to date for being choked by Liverpool’s Adam Lallana leading to his dismissal in a reserve fixture, Marsh offers Tottenham and Pochettino a different option in the middle of the park.

Having seen his younger counterpart, Skipp, overtake him in the pecking order, Marsh could now build on his limited role on the US pre-season tour and make a first team return in competitve action if he stands out against League One side Gillingham.

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Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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