Ugo Ehiogu praises Shilow Tracey after Tottenham U23 brace

General view of construction at White Hart Lane before the match

The Tottenham Hotspur youngster looked impressive for the second string this week.

Tottenham Hotspur’s under-23 coach Ugo Ehiogu has been speaking to the club’s official website after he watched his team draw 2-2 with their Sunderland counterparts on Monday.

The star of the show for Spurs was Shilow Tracey, who has taken time to settle following his move from Ebbsfleet United.

“Shilow Tracey looked a threat playing on the shoulder,” Ehiogu told tottenhamhotspur.com. “We’ve talked about how we can get him to be more of a threat and he’s seen the fruits of that labour.

“Hopefully he’ll take it in his stride and he’ll get confidence from that display.”

The teenager moved from the non-league club to White Hart Lane in January, and he was quickly tipped to be the next big thing. But in truth his was always going to be a much longer path to the first-team than the likes of Dele Alli.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tracey started life in Tottenham’s under-18 side before moving up to the under-23s, operating predominantly on the right side of midfield this season.

His versatility had seen him previously turn out in a whole range of positions for the club, including at right-back, but after his latest showing it is clear he is more effective in attacking areas and he could ultimately be destined for a long-term role up front.

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