Shayon Harrison looking to follow in footsteps of other former Yeovil loanees

Tottenham's Shayon Harrison in action with Liverpool's Simon Mignolet

The 19-year-old is hoping to earn first-team recognition at Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham's Shayon Harrison in action with Liverpool's Simon MignoletTottenham's Shayon Harrison in action with Liverpool's Simon Mignolet

Tottenham Hotspur have plenty of top young talent coming through the ranks at the club. One player that the club have a lot of hope for is striker Shayon Harrison.

The 19-year-old goal-getter has been tipped for first-team football at the club for some time now but is currently trying to earn his spurs (no pun intended) at Yeovil Town.

He joined the Glovers on loan in January and after 11 games he finally scored his first goal for the club at the weekend, netting in a 3-3 draw with local rivals Exeter City.

Speaking to Somerset Live this week he admitted that the goal has been a long time coming and at how pleased he was to score in front of a Spurs coach:

"It was a long time coming. I'm really happy to get off the mark and hopefully now I can push on from here.

"One of the coaches came down and watched me against Exeter. I spoke to him after the game and he was really happy with my progress and how I'm getting on, which is encouraging me and telling me to keep going.

"I just want to come out here and show not only the people at Yeovil but the people at Spurs what I'm capable of and what I can do."

He also spoke of following in the footsteps of other Tottenham stars. The likes of Steven Caulker, Andros Townsend and Ryan Mason all had spells on loan at Huish Park and went on to feature for the first-team at White Hart Lane. Harrison hopes he can do the same:

Andros Townsend  - Yeovil Town down injuredAndros Townsend - Yeovil Town down injured

"It's very important for me and my development early in my career to be playing men's football and there have been players from Tottenham who have also come here and it was an easy decision for me to come here and I'm really happy.”

For now the teenager knows he needs to be more prolific if he is to earn himself a chance at Tottenham in the foreseeable future.

If he can add some more goals during his spell at Yeovil then perhaps he is a star in the making.

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