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Three Tottenham under-23s who could enjoy a breakthrough season

The Spurs academy set-up is becoming renowned for offering talented youngsters a passage into the first team. The likes of Harry Kane, Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb, and now possibly Josh Onomah, are all testament to this – the Lilywhites are consistently creating talent that is up to Premier League standard. With that in mind, here are three Spurs youngsters who play for the club’s U23 Premier League 2 side that could make the step up this season.

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Will Miller 

Miller was particularly impressive in the opener of the squad’s season, a home game against Everton. The Englishman’s best position is playing just behind the striker, although he has also occupied wider positions under instruction from head coach Ugo Ehiogu.

Miller’s main strengths lie in his pace and technical ability; he is able to skip a couple of challenges and maintain possession. He was a standout performer in the 2-0 loss to Everton on the opening game of the under-23 season; he always looked a threat when he was running directly at defenders.

Although his passing may not be quite up to standard yet, Miller’s energy and determination mean he is superbly placed to replace someone like Christian Eriksen in the first team in cup games against lesser teams – few changes would have to be made to accommodate Miller in the first team in terms of playing style.

It’s also unlikely that Miller will go out on loan; the far more physical lower leagues are likely to hamper his development as a player. As such, he could well feature for the first team sporadically this season.