Ugo Ehiogu speaks highly of Spurs teenager Marcus Edwards, amid reports of contract uncertainty

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Ugo Ehiogu has praised Spurs youngster Marcus Edwards.

Tottenham Hotspur Under-21 coach Ugo Ehiogu has told the club's official website that he was impressed with Marcus Edwards' display, despite a 2-1 defeat to Norwich City on Friday night.

Jamal Lewis and Ray Grant put the Canaries 2-0 ahead at White Hart Lane, before Will Miller scored to bring Spurs back into the game, but Norwich ran out 2-1 winners.

The Spurs line-up featured players like Kyle Walker-Peters - who was sent off - Christian Maghoma and Emmanuel Sonupe, but it was substitute Marcus Edwards who caught the eye.

The diminutive attacking midfielder, 17, was brought on at half time with Spurs 2-0 down, and he set up Miller's goal in an impressive second half showing.

Edwards' performance came after recent speculation surrounding his long-term future at White Hart Lane, as The Guardian reported earlier this month that Edwards has yet to sign a new contract with Spurs, despite being offered one in December.

With just over a year left on his contract, Spurs will want to get Edwards tied down to a new deal as quickly as possible, especially after his coach Ugo Ehiogu spoke highly of him.

Ehiogu told the club's official website that he thought Edwards made a real impact after coming on, but did note that he still has some work to do - and despite changing the game for Spurs, still thinks that there is so much more potential to be tapped into with Edwards.

"We looked more of a threat after the break and Marcus has made an impact when he’s come on," said Ehiogu. "There’s still some off-the-ball work that Marcus needs to do but that’s an ongoing project for him. He had an effect on the game but I think that’s probably just a quarter of what he’s capable of," he added.

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