Confirmed Tottenham U19 side to play Dortmund: Marcus Edwards starts

Marcus Edwards of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Reading at The Lamex Stadium on March 13, 2017 in Stevenage, England.

Tottenham Hotspur's next generation take on their German counterparts this afternoon.

Marcus Edwards of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Reading at The Lamex Stadium on March 13, 2017 in Stevenage, England.

Tottenham U19 starting XI: Austin, Eyoma, Brown, Skipp, Marsh, Tanganga, Duncan, Oakley-Boothe, Sterling, Edwards, Bennetts

Tottenham U19 subs: De Bie, Hinds, Omolabi, Roles, Lyons-Foster, Shashoua, Griffiths

Tottenham Hotspur take on Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League this evening, but before that the club's young guns have a match of their own in the UEFA Youth League against the same opponents.

Tottenham have some of the most exciting young players in the country on their books and a few of them are on show today, including the jewel in their academy crown Marcus Edwards.

Kazaiah Sterling of Tottenham Hotspur holds off a challenge from Ben Wells of West Ham United during the Premier League International Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United...

The 18-year-old remained in North London rather than heading out on loan this summer in the hope of breaking into Mauricio Pochettino's first-team, and a solid performance today will do his chances no harm at all.

Edwards is not  the only exciting talent on show, with Tashan Oakley-Boothe also given a chance to build on his impressive outings during pre-season.

Tashan Oakley-Boothe of Tottenham Hotspur FC battles for the ball with Konstantin Kuchaev of PFC CSKA Moskva during the UEFA Champions League Youth match between PFC CSKA Moskva and...

Striker Kazaiah Sterling is also in action, as is winger Keanan Bennetts and this line-up should give Dortmund plenty to think about over the next 90 minutes.

This competition is a great learning curve for young players across the continent and Tottenham could benefit in the years to come if their current crop of teenagers make a name for themselves.

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