PHOTO: Harry Winks finally makes first Spurs appearance

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Tottenham's 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade was notable for several reasons, not least for the debut appearance of the central midfielder.

Promising Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks got his first taste of action for Spurs last night in the Europa League.

The 18-year-old finally made his first team debut in the dying minutes of the win over Partizan Belgrade on Thursday evening, several months after first gracing the senior squad for matches against Benfica and Liverpool.

The midfielder looked skilful and smart on the ball as he linked up in several moves that threatened to produce Tottenham's second goal of the game.

In recent times, plenty of midfielders from the Spurs youth sides have gone on to prove themselves Premier League footballers.

Jake Livermore, Tom Carroll, Andros Townsend, Nabil Bentaleb, and this season Ryan Mason have all emerged in the last 3 or 4 years, surely making the club one of the most successful when it comes to youth production, not even taking into account defensive and attacking graduates.

Similar in stature and ability on the ball to Tom Carroll and to a lesser extent Ryan Mason, Winks has long been suggested as the next jewel to emerge from the Spurs academy midfield. He will be hoping that unlike 23-year-old Mason, he won't have to wait so many years between his Europa League debut for the North Londoners and winning a regular role in the Tottenham squad.

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