Shayon Harrison was once one of the brightest prospects on Tottenham’s books. Rated highly by those in the club and those watching from outside, big things were expected from the forward.
Yet he has failed to kick on since reaching under 23 level, with loan spells at Yeovil Town and Southend United failing to provide the boost that many were expecting.
He remains prolific at youth level, having scored five goals in eight games already this campaign, but need to show more if he is to earn another contract in north London and fulfill his potential.
On Tuesday, Tottenham Hotspurs’ under 23 side will travel to Fratton Park where they will play against Portsmouth and, for Harrison, it is a big opportunity to impress.
Up against opposition of similar quality for Southend and Yeovil he faded into the background and no suitable club was found for him to head out on loan again this season.
Scoring at reserve level is all well and good but Harrison has to prove that he can handle the physicality of first team football up against EFL opposition if he is to make it with the Lilywhites.