Spurs legend Sheringham praises Connor Ogilvie's loan performances

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The fullback recently extended his stay at Stevenage until January.

Stevenage Borough manager Teddy Sheringham has been praising the contribution of young Tottenham defender Connor Ogilvie during his loan spell, in comments appearing in the Comet.

Ogilvie earlier this week extended his time at Broadhall Way until January after impressing in an initial one-month loan.

Sheringham himself is of course a Tottenham legend after two different spells starring for the North Londoners, and Ogilvie looks like being another of what is a large group of promising young players to emerge from the Spurs academy in the last few years, many of whom have already established themselves in the Premier League already.

The former England striker had plenty of positive things to say about the Tottenham loanee, in an interview with local paper the Comet.

“For a young player coming from the Premier League into League Two I would presume it’s like a big shock," the Stevenage boss said.

“It’s very different football from U21 football, but he’s grasped it with both hands. I think he’s been outstanding since he came in.

“Having said that, Jerome [Okimo] was very consistent in that position anyway but when you are changing players you try to make a little percentage difference in each player, in each position. I felt that would be the case with Connor.

“I think he’s slipped into the team and has done very well in his position.” 

The 19-year-old had featured in the club's last four matches before Saturday's fixture, a run of games that saw Stevenage avoid defeat, recording two wins and two draws, with Ogilvie netting in one match and assisting in another.

It is perhaps telling that the youngster was missing during Boro's 3-2 loss to Barnet, with Okimo featuring instead, given that the club's only other league defeat this season came with Ogilvie on the bench and yet to make his debut. 

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