Tottenham striker Shayon Harrison makes first Yeovil start, but it doesn't go to plan

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

Tottenham Hotspur loanee Shayon Harrison was named as a starter for Yeovil last night.

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

Tottenham Hotspur's decision to loan Shayon Harrison out in January appeared a peculiar one at the time considering their lack of strike options.

Vincent Janssen has failed to offer credible back-up for Harry Kane, but Mauricio Pochettino evidently felt academy striker Harrison was not ready for the step up.

Harrison has been prolific for Tottenham's youth teams, but so far on loan at Yeovil Town he is yet to prove Spurs wrong.

Previously he has been restricted to substitute appearances, and was back at Spurs last week for an academy game to get some playing time under his belt.

Last night he finally got the nod to start for Yeovil against Mansfield Town in the League Two clash, but could not break the deadlock.

He was substituted after just 61 minutes, and replaced by 25-year-old Tom Eaves.

Harrison could not really make an impression, and Yeovil have now gone three straight games without scoring.

After the game manager Darren Way told the club's YouTube channel he changed the team around and gave Harrison a start because he wanted somebody to step up and make a case for themselves.

Harrison was unable to strike a compelling reason to give him another opportunity, with Way adding that his attackers needed to play with more confidence.

Yeovil are in 14th place in League Two, and there are still 12 games left this season for Harrison to make an impression.

Last night was positive progress for Harrison overall, to get the chance and experience of starting a competitive game for the first time, but he will need to make the most of further opportunities to guarantee he gets more.

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