Tottenham youngster Grant Hall reacts after scoring first ever professional goal this weekend

Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, at night

Tottenham defender Grant Hall scored his first professional goal for Blackpool this weekend.

Much of Tottenham's success this season has been as a result of manager Mauricio Pochettino placing his faith in young players.

Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb and Harry Kane have all come through the ranks at Spurs, and have been key member of Pochettino's side.

The Argentine boss is famed for having had the same policy at both Espanyol and Southampton, where he helped the likes of Didac Vila, Victor Ruiz, Raul Baena, Calum Chambers, Luke Shaw and James Ward-Prowse develop.

Kane and Mason are two of the big examples of how the loan system can work well for big clubs, with both gaining experience at lower league clubs recently.

That's also the case with other current Tottenham players, with Jordan Archer and Alex Pritchard out on loan at Millwall and Brentford respectively.

Defender Grant Hall is also plying his trade in the Championship, featuring for bottom club Blackpool on loan until the end of the season after ending a similar spell with Birmingham early.

The 23-year-old started for the Tangerines against Blackburn on Saturday, and Hall was the hero, scoring the equalising goal in a 1-1 draw - and Hall told the Blackpool official website that he was delighted to have scored his first ever professional goal.

"I've made the run and [Peter] Clarke has won the flick on, I tried to direct it and it didn't go exactly where I wanted it to, but it's in the back of the net which is all that counts. That's my first professional goal, so it means a lot to me," he said.

At 23, it remains to be seen whether Hall will be given a chance to shine in the Tottenham first team - but he's doing all the right things during his loan spell as he looks to impress Pochettino.

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