Tottenham's Alex Pritchard in determined mood ahead of the weekend's fixture

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The sprightly attacking midfielder is on the verge of making his long-awaited breakthrough at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur academy product Alex Pritchard is set for first-team involvement this weekend after coming through a full 90 minutes with the Spurs Under-21 side unscathed, on Sunday.

The 22-year old has been tipped to make waves at the Lane this season but his progress was stunted by a nasty ankle injury suffered while on international duty in June.

He has had to contend with a disrupted pre-season and only returned to full training two weeks ago, but has since completed 135 minutes over the course of two games and his shot with the first-team now seems imminent.

"I got through it, felt fit and it was great to get 90 minutes under my belt," said the former Brentford loanee, in an interview with Spurs TV.

"I'm looking to kick on now. I’ve completed the full game, got my fitness up some more and hopefully I’ll push on from here."

Spurs fans will share in Pritchard’s hope, as the youngster is full of the pace and directness that has been so sorely lacking for Spurs in the final third this season.

Clinton N’Jie is also in line to make his debut against Everton at the weekend - after getting through his first full week of training - and the two players would add a fresh dynamic to the Spurs attack.

With new attacking additions now looking unlikely to be added in time for the Toffees encounter, the stage is set for Messrs Pritchard and N'Jie to showcase their talents. 

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