An exciting XI Tottenham Hotspur could field in pre-season

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Pre-season could be a time for Tottenham's fringe players to shine.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur's players returned to pre-season training this week, and there is plenty of time to prepare for their first pre-season fixture.

Spurs face Juventus in Australia on July 26, before facing Atletico Madrid three days later.

While the club are yet to announce a list of players who will travel on tour, as it stands we are able make an early prediction regarding the players who could be involved.

Left out are those who featured at Euro 2016, although the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane could yet return to make the trip Down Under.

Here is a look at a potential XI the club could field, handing chances to youngster and fringe players.

It is very possible that by time the squad travel to Australia, strike target Vincent Janssen will have been signed.

As it stands, young prospect Shayon Harrison is most likely to start up front, which could be a huge opportunity for him considering the calibre of opponents.

On the wings last season's summer signings Clinton N'Jie and Heung-Min Son have a chance to stake their claims in attack.

Christian Eriksen could feature, but Spurs may be better off handing an opportunity to a youngster like Alex Pritchard or Josh Onomah, so they can learn more about how they handle such a test to see if they are ready to make an impact this season.

Alex Pritchard of England during trainingAlex Pritchard during England under-21 training

In midfield there is an opportunity for new signing Victor Wanyama to make an early impression, while youngster Grant Ward could get the chance to have his say, ahead of Ryan Mason or Nabil Bentaleb.

Tottenham are currently low on left-backs due to Danny Rose and Ben Davies' involvement at Euro 2016.

This could see a call-up for Connor Ogilive, who impressed on loan at Stevenage last season, while if De Andre Yedlin is available after his Copa America involvement, which is questionable, he could fill a full-back spot, as could under-21 right-back, Kyle Walker-Peters.

Rangers' Dominic Ball celebrates at the end of the matchRangers' Dominic Ball celebrates at the end of the match

At centre-back, youngsters Cameron Carter-Vickers and Dominic Ball could feature, with Spurs likely to want to wrap Kevin Wimmer and Toby Alderweireld in cotton wool even if they are available, after the injury suffered by Jan Vertonghen - while here's a thought... if he is still at the club, Federico Fazio could feature.

How would you pick Spurs to line up in pre-season? Will they have Janssen by then?

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