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'The doctors were worried': Nuno makes claim about Tottenham player starting last night's game

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Nuno admits that the side’s medical staff were worried about Oliver Skipp before his showing against Colchester United last night, to the club’s official website.

First chance to impress

Skipp has been out with injury and is only just returning to playing in a Tottenham shirt again.

The youngster could yet have a big role to play for Spurs this season, with many tipping him to make an impact under Nuno.

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And his first showing under Tottenham’s new boss was certainly encouraging.

Skipp played for 45 minutes, as Spurs comfortably strolled out 3-0 winners over Colchester United.

And Nuno said: “We had to be really careful. Us, the doctors were worried because he was coming back from injury, because he was coming back from injury. Japhet also. We had to be very careful for the players, but good for him. It’s always nice to have bodies. The more players you have, the more solutions you’re going to find.”

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Impressive showing

Skipp caught the eye out on loan at Norwich City last season, and is now expected to be kept around by Spurs this term.

The teenager is regarded as one of the very best players to come through their academy in recent years, with Jose Mourinho even tipping him up as a future Tottenham captain.

He will be in competition with the likes of Pierre Emile Hojbjerg, Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko for a first-team place this season.

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