Spurs' Connor Ogilvie makes his professional debut; helps Stevenage to first league win

The 19-year-old defender is on loan under the tutorship of Tottenham great Teddy Sheringham.

Tottenham youngster Connor Ogilvie made his professional debut in the weekend just gone, playing the full 90 minutes as Stevenage recorded their first league win of the season by beating Hartlepool United 2-0.

He started the two previous matches on the bench, but was involved from the get go on Saturday, winning the corner that led to Boro's opener.

And the defender is certainly in familiar hands to those of a Spurs persuasion as he finds his feet in football under White Hart Lane legend Teddy Sheringham.

With so many talented young players currently coming out of Tottenham's academy, it isn't difficult to miss a couple that don't make headlines in the Premier League or on loan at more renowned clubs, but is easy to forget that the likes of Harry Kane, Ryan Mason and Andros Townsend all started off at lower league clubs before gradually working their way up the footballing ladder and to the top flight.

And Ogilvie, who made 16 appearances for Tottenham's impressive Under-21 side last season, proved that he was just delighted to make his senior bow as he took to Twitter to celebrate the victory.

The 19-year-old left back, who has turned out for England Under 17s, certainly has plenty of fellow Spurs teammates at the club, with veteran goalkeeper Chris Day, defender Ronnie Henry, and midfielders Dean Parrett and Charlie Lee all emerging from the Tottenham academy in their youth.

Ogilvie will certainly be hoping his Spurs career is more in line with his manager than those four though, given that they only have a handful of first-team appearances at the Lilywhites between them.

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