Young Spurs defender Connor Ogilvie tweets his hunger and focus as he starts pre-season training

Tottenham's Connor Ogilvie (R) in action

The 20-year-old was on loan at Stevenage last season and may hope to catch Pochettino's eye in pre-season training.

Stevenage's George Casey and Tottenham's Connor OgilvieStevenage's George Casey and Tottenham's Connor Ogilvie

Young Tottenham defender Connor Ogilvie has tweeted his delight at returning to pre-season training at Hotspur Way.

The former England Under-17 player made 24 appearances at Stevenage last season, before an ankle problem abruptly ended his campaign.

But the defender is looking fit and eager to get back to work this summer, and well he should considering he is one of a number of young players who is reported to have impressed Mauricio Pochettino since the Argentine took charge in 2014.

The Boro had a disappointing season last time round, finishing down in 18th position, but Ogilvie was one of the bright spots for the Hertfordshire side, who spent most of the season under the management of former Spurs hero Teddy Sheringham last year.

Ogilvie was given a new deal at the turn of the year, with his current contract originally set to expire this summer. The 20-year-old is now contracted at White Hart Lane until next summer, so the defender will be conscious that an impressive pre-season could well secure yet another extension.

Tottenham's Connor Ogilvie (R) in actionTottenham's Connor Ogilvie (R) in action

For any Spurs youngsters, there is plenty of proof that impressive performances will catch the eye of Pochettino and see you given possible first team chances, just like Josh Onomah managed last season.

With Spurs said to be considering strengthening at the back, Ogilvie, who can play at both left and centre back, would do well to throw everything into the next few months.

Tottenham Hotspur's Connor Ogilvie (R) in actionTottenham Hotspur's Connor Ogilvie (R) in action

 

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