Tottenham youngster came off the bench in win.
Oliver Skipp came off the bench at the weekend in Tottenham Hotspur's win over Huddersfield.
It was more than a token gesture, it was a reminder that the 18-year-old remains in his plans.
The decision was a clever move, removing any anxiety which may build for the teenager over when his first appearance at the new stadium might be.
Skipp has barely featured in recent weeks and it was looking like his involvement this season could have been over.
With Spurs at the crunch end of the campaign and Victor Wanyama returning to form and fitness, Skipp has often failed to make the bench.
His last appearance prior to his 16 minutes at the weekend was the win over Leicester City, back on February 10.
He was not in the squad for Tottenham's home games against Palace and Manchester City.
Pochettino has signalled he has not forgotten about the youngster.
Skipp has already made strong progress this season, and Pochettino wants to keep that momentum up, without over exposing him too soon.
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