Edwards one of three Spurs youngsters who could impress on Australia trip

Tottenham's Shayon Harrison in action with Chelsea's Ola Aina

Shayon Harrison and Cameron Carter-Vickers could also win larger roles in Tottenham's squad next season if they shine in Melbourne.

England's Marcus EdwardsEngland's Marcus Edwards

With Tottenham announcing a squad ripe with young talent for their matches in Melbourne over the next couple of weeks, we take a look at three individuals in particular who have a big chance to make an impression on Mauricio Pochettino, possibly talking themselves into the first team picture at White Hart Lane in the process.

Marcus Edwards

The hugely talented attacking midfielder is one of the most talked about players to have come through the academy in recent years. Though it is dangerous to talk up youngsters so much before they even play a first team match, there is a nagging suspicion that Edwards could be the real deal. And it could be the most wonderful suspicion for Spurs supporters.

Tottenham's Marcus Edwards and Manchester United's Timothy Fosu Mensah in actionTottenham's Marcus Edwards and Manchester United's Timothy Fosu Mensah in action

With uncertainty over his contract quietly, and encouragingly disappearing, the 17-year-old is finally set to feature in the first team in the two Melbourne matches. This week he scored and assisted in a win over Rotherham at Hotspur Way.

As it stands, there is a vacant position for a central attacking midfielder who can also feature out wide, and if Edwards in any way showcase his potential against sides of the quality of Juve and Atletico, then social media murmurings that Edwards is set for a first team role next season may not be wide of the mark.

Shayon Harrison

Like the opportunity in front of Edwards, unless Spurs sign another centre forward, 19-year-old Harrison could find himself the club's third choice striker next season. With reports that Clinton Njie is set to return to France on loan or in a permanent deal, Pochettino is left with Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen as his striker options at present. That is one better than last season of course, but in the final few months of the previous campaign the Spurs boss mentioned Harrison as someone that could feature up front if necessary, hinting that he is highly rated by the Argentine.

Tottenham's Shayon Harrison in action with Chelsea's Ola AinaTottenham's Shayon Harrison in action with Chelsea's Ola Aina

With Kane left at home for the trip to Australia, Harrison, who scored in a friendly match against Rotherham earlier in the week, is the second striker in the squad. His pace, something the other two strikers don't have in abundance, could help him stake a claim for a wildcard squad role.

Cameron Carter-Vickers

The US central defender just edged recent Rangers loanee Dominic Ball on to this shortlist, again on the back of Pochettino's namedrop earlier in the year. Carter-Vickers has already made the bench for Spurs despite only being 18, and has captained the youth and reserve teams, as well as his international sides.

Chelsea's Tammy Abraham and Tottenham's Cameron Carter Vickers in actionChelsea's Tammy Abraham and Tottenham's Cameron Carter Vickers in action

With Federico Fazio very much out of favour at the club, and cover in the guise of Eric Dier and Ben Davies at centre back in major emergencies, Pochettino is very likely to gradually bring Carter-Vickers into the first team picture over the coming season.

Like the two young players above, he will have the chance to feature alongside established back up centre half Kevin Wimmer in Australia, and if they look solid as a pairing, his manager will only be willing to offer Carter-Vickers more opportunities in the near future.

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