Dilan Markanday makes first ever Tottenham under-23 start

Dilan Markanday of Tottenham Hotspur in action with Jacob Davenport of Blackburn Rovers during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Blackburn Rovers  at The Lamex...

Tottenham Hotspur youngster is making progress.

Spurs player Dilan Markanday is fouled during the Premier League 2 match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hostspur at Liberty Stadium on April 15, 2019 in Swansea, Wales.

Tottenham Hotspur teenager Dilan Markanday ticked off a major milestone last night.

The young winger made his first ever start for the under-23s against Swansea City.

Markanday has been an outstanding performer at under-18 level this season.

 

He has 11 goals in 18 games for the under-18s and starred in the recent test event at the club's new stadium.

Last night the 17-year-old helped Spurs' under-23s to a 2-1 away win over Swansea.

Troy Parrott scored both goals, while Markanday came close himself, hitting the post.

Dilan Markanday of Tottenham Hotspur in action with Jacob Davenport of Blackburn Rovers during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Blackburn Rovers  at The Lamex...

He only had one appearance for the under-23s prior to last night, recently coming off the bench for the final 14 minutes against Blackburn.

Tottenham have had some mixed performances at under-23 level this season and last night's away win was welcome.

This was a well deserved next step for Markanday, who can realistically hope of becoming a regular for the under-23s next season.

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