Ugo Ehiogu raves about these four Tottenham Under-21 players, including Andros Townsend

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Ugo Ehiogu has praised four players from Tottenham's Under-21 squad.

Tottenham Hotspur Under-21 boss Ugo Ehiogu has told the club's official website that he was impressed with four players during the defeat to Southampton.

Spurs were beaten 2-0 by the Saints at Stevenage's Broadhall Way stadium, as goals from Matt Targett and Josh Sims condemned Tottenham to defeat.

The Spurs side mostly contained young players such as Filip Lesniak, Anthony Georgiou and Shaquille Coulthirst, but there was one big name in the team.

England international winger Andros Townsend played for the second game in a row for Tottenham's Under-21 side, as he looks to play his way back in to Mauricio Pochettino's thoughts at White Hart Lane.

The wide man has had a quiet season so far, and a January departure seems almost inevitable considering that he is now playing for the Under-21's.

However, it's not all doom and gloom for Townsend, as Under-21 boss Ugo Ehiogu has praised his performance on the club's official website, as he did with three younger players.

Ehiogu raved about the displays from Kyle Walker-Peters, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Harry Winks, even adding that he hopes midfielder Winks plays against Monaco in the Europa League on Thursday.

"I thought we had the better players," said Ehiogu. "Kyle Walker-Peters was excellent, Cameron Carter-Vickers the best centre-half on show, Andros Townsend showed a great attitude again and Harry Winks was bright, industrious, he showed a lot of intent and hopefully he now has a part to play (for the first team against Monaco) on Thursday."

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