Norwich City manager Daniel Farke told the Eastern Daily Press how he feared for Oliver Skipp’s career after the Tottenham Hotspur youngster was on the receiving end of a reckless tackle at Rotherham United.

The young Spurs midfielder joined Norwich on a season-long loan deal.

Skipp has quickly established himself in Norwich’s midfield, and he was heavily involved during the Canaries’ 2-1 victory over Rotherham at the New York Stadium.

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Farke, however, feared Skipp’s loan spell was about to be cut short as Millers defender Angus McDonald committed a two-footed lunge on him, culminating in a red card.

“It was an horrendous scene. I feared it was the end of Olly Skipp’s loan spell. Perhaps the end of his career. If I am honest I was surprised that he could play further on. I am unbelievably grateful that it seems nothing serious has happened. There are some stud marks on his legs but Oliver seems to be in a good physical condition. I am just happy that after this scene Olly is able to play football,” Farke explained.

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Skipp, 20, had struggled to break in at Tottenham, making just one Premier League start last season and a further six appearances coming off the bench.

At Norwich, the midfielder will be able to gain valuable first-team experience.

Skipp has started all five of Norwich’s Championship games so far, averaging an impressive 87.6% pass accuracy rate and 2.6 tackles per game.

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The Canaries will set their sights on promotion this season. Skipp will be involved in high-pressure games, and the physicality of the Championship should toughen him up.

Skipp’s contract at Tottenham expires in 2024. He is very much a long-term prospect in North London, with Jose Mourinho dubbing him a future Spurs captain.