Young Tottenham Hostpur striker Daniel Akindayini played 90 minutes in Ipswich Town U-21’s 3-2 loss against Bristol City at their Playford Road training ground.
The young striker featured as a trialist for Ipswich in the match that was watched by Mick McCarthy, and his appearance in a blue shirt could be a strong signal that he is being released by Spurs at the end of the season.
Ipswich Town academy director Brian Klug was working at Tottenham’s academy whilst Akindayini was coming through the youth system, and could have recommended the striker to Ipswich manager McCarthy, who has built his current Ipswich team using free transfers and out-of-contract players.
Akindayini has scored four goals in 19 appearances for Spurs’ Under-21s this season, and found the back of the net 15 times in 27 appearances for Tottenham U-18s last year.
The 19-year-old played as a lone striker for the whole game, but he struggled to make an impact in the first half and couldn’t manage a shot on goal as Ipswich scored twice, although he did provide a dangerous cross which was deflected just wide of the post.
His second-half performance was made harder by an overall dip in performance from the Ipswich team that included first-team players Kevin Bru, Darren Ambrose and on-loan Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Willams who was forced off just before the break.
The striker had one opportunity at the end of the second half that could have won Ipswich the game, but fired high over the bar form the edge of the box. Bristol City then completed their comeback, scoring from a corner just after the miss to secure the win.