Disappointing news for Tottenham Hotspur's Milos Veljkovic?

Tottenham Hotspur youngster unlikely to feature in the Capital One Cup.

The Capital One Cup is renowned as a competition for Premier League clubs to blood their youngsters, by offering them crucial first team opportunities.

One Tottenham player on the cusp of a breakthrough is talented defender Milos Veljkovic.

A Serbian under-21 international, the 18-year-old has played only 32 minutes of Premier League football to date, and five minutes of a Europa League match.

So the midweek fixture against Nottingham Forest would have been an ideal chance to play the teenager, yet it suddenly looks unlikely.

That is because Veljkovic was a starter in Monday night's under-21 loss away to Sunderland, faturing for all 90 minutes.

The chances of him starting two games in three days are unlikely, and so it seems Veljkovic will have to continue to wait for his chance, and a place on the bench at least.

There is good and bad news for Tottenham here. The bad news, is more on a personal level for Veljkovic, who may have to wait until Spurs have already progressed from their Europa League group, if that is the case, for a starting chance.

The more positive outlook to take is from a team perspective, which is that manager Mauricio Pochettino is taking the competition seriously as a chance to win trophies, rather than gambling on an as yet unproven player against a side as confident as Championship promotion chasers Nottingham Forest.

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