Tottenham Hotspur's Luke Amos shares advice he's received from an ex-West Ham United defender

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The Tottenham youngster is currently on loan at Southend United.

Tottenham's Luke Amos and Manchester United's Callum Gribbin in actionTottenham's Luke Amos in action (right)

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luke Amos is taking helpful advice from an unlikely source at Southend United.

The 20-year-old made his long-awaited debut for Phil Brown's side against Walsall at the weekend, having moved on loan to Roots Hall in January.

A regular in Spurs' Under-23 side this season, it is hoped that Amos' League One spell will help him adjust to the men's game. And a former West Ham United defender is one of those teaching him the tricks of the trade. 

"I remember on my first day Anton [Ferdinand] pulled me to one side and said 'down here you’ve got to do this, you’ve got to do that'," Amos told Southend's official website.

"It’s definitely going to help my game growing up as a player, being around and learning off of players that have been there and done it like Anton, Marco [Fortune], Woody [Wordsworth] and Tommo [Thompson].

"Hearing their opinions every day is definitely going to help me."

Though Amos is yet to appear in a competitive fixture at Tottenham, his presence on his parent club's pre-season tour of Australia, and then on the bench for their League Cup defeat against Liverpool in October, is perhaps an indication of how highly he is rated at White Hart Lane.

And the Londoner is keen to take what he has learned at Southend back to Spurs in the future.

"They’re a good bunch [at Spurs] so they’re always asking how you’re doing and how you’re feeling and it’s the same the other way round. I’ve kept in touch with everyone at the club and how the mood is at their place.

"I’ve just got to use this knowledge that I’ve taken on board so when my opportunity to play comes I can showcase it all.

"I’ve done well in the opportunities I’ve had and it’s about being patient and waiting for my time to come and then taking it."

Ferdinand, who followed in the footsteps of older brother Rio by progressing from West Ham's academy into the first team at Upton Park, moved to Southend in 2016 as a free agent, following spells at Sunderland, QPR and Reading.

Hull's Chuba Akpom and Reading 's Anton FerdinandAnton Ferdinand in action for Reading (left)

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