Alex Pritchard believes Ryan Fredericks has a bright future at Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur have a number of encouraging prospects ready to break through into their starting line-up.

Tottenham Hotspur prospect Alex Pritchard has told the club's official website that he has high hopes for Ryan Fredericks' future at White Hart Lane.

Pritchard, who has been tipped to come into Tottenham's first-team next season, has played alongside Fredericks at a number of different age groups and says that the full-back is an impressive talent.

Pritchard believes that Fredericks' pace is 'frightening' and also feels that he is progressing well in the defensive side of his game.

"We’ve played together for a long time at Spurs and he has great attributes, very quick, great on the ball, improving defensively as well. He’s frightening on the counter-attack with that pace," he said.

Pritchard could actually have to play against his good friend tonight, when Brentford take on Middlesbrough in the Championship play-offs.

The attacking midfielder has been one of Brentford's key men this season and will be hoping to show his class again this evening.

Fredericks will be looking to stop the 21-year-old, though, and should be better placed than most to do so, having trained with Pritchard for so long.

“I’ve known him since I was about 12 and yes, he’s alright! We all know what he’s about, great technically, quick feet, goals in him," Fredericks said. "We just have to keep him quiet over the two matches. If we give him space, he can do some damage."

Middlesbrough go into tonight's tie as marginal favourites to make it into the final, but Aitor Karanka's men will know that they cannot switch off for a second against a side with as much attacking talent as Brentford.

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