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Tottenham teenager Shaq Coulthirst happy after scoring first goals since September

Tottenham Hotspur teenager Shaq Coulthirst expressed his delight after scoring his first goals since September.

Young striker Shaq Coulthirst was the difference maker on Monday night when his brace saw Tottenham's under-21 side beat league leaders Manchester City.

The 20-year-old is highly regarded at Spurs, but has perhaps not progressed even as he would have liked since his stirring shows for the NextGen side a couple of years ago.

While teammate Alex Pritchard is impressing in the Championship with surprise package Brentford, Coulthirst has been struggling at League Two Southend.

He is on a season's long loan from Spurs, but has scored only two goals in 15 games this season.

After struggling as of late, he was permitted to feature for Tottenham's under-21 team on Monday, and made it count.

The strikes will have done wonder for his confidence, having not scored for Southend since the end of September against Shrewsbury Town.

It isn't through missing a lot of chances though - since October 11 he has played only three games as substitute, totalling 12 minutes of action.

His goals for Spurs are a reminder of his talent, and if Southend don't use him, they may recall him and send the striker elsewhere.

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