Tottenham Hotspur have just dropped hint about Oliver Skipp's next step

Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Oliver Skipp (C) runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Wembley Stadium in...

Tottenham midfielder played no part in under-23 tie.

Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Oliver Skipp (C) runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Wembley Stadium in...

Tottenham Hotspur teenager Oliver Skipp is expected to be involved in the first team squad this weekend.

Skipp made his Premier League debut against Southampton in midweek as a 87th minute substitute in the 3-1 victory at Wembley.

 

Tottenham have made it clear that Skipp is being regarded as a first team player for the time being, leaving him out of today's under-23 tie.

Skipp did not feature at all in Tottenham's under-23 match with Everton, despite making five appearances for the side this season.

In recent weeks he has been with the first team, and Tottenham have made it evident they wish for this to continue.

The exciting 18-year-old is likely to feature on the bench against Leicester City as Spurs look to record back to back wins.

Oliver Skipp of Tottenham Hotspur is substituted for Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton FC at Wembley Stadium on...

Tottenham have to balance their team selection with the midweek tie against Barcelona in mind.

There is an outside chance that Skipp is handed his first ever start if Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino decides to rotate his squad.

Tottenham's midfield options are more limited by injuries to Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele.

5th December 2018, Wembley Stadium, London England; EPL Premier League football, Tottenham Hotspur versus Southampton; Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino

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