Spurs under 21’s versus Barnet: (match preview)
Wayne Burnett’s development side will make the short trip across North London on Tuesday evening, to face league two club Barnet in their final Checkatrade trophy game of the season. The final group game for both sides who have already been eliminated from the competition, will be a bit of a dead rubber game especially for the league two club who are currently languishing near the bottom of the league two table. However, for our lads it will be viewed as another vital learning experience. Having given a really good account of ourselves in our previous two games in the competition, against AFC Wimbledon and Luton respectively, this game could present the opportunity for some under 18 players to feature. Of course our lads will want to end the campaign on a high with a win, but they’ll want to express themselves just like they did in the previous two games which they both could have won. After suffering a narrow PL2 defeat away to Man City on Saturday, Burnett will probably rotate his squad. Mark McGhee’s struggling bees side have only won once in their last 16 games, but there team has been bolstered by the return of prolific striker John Akinde from injury. Another talented attacking player is former Spurs man Shaquille Coulthirst who has been in excellent form for the bees so far this season. It promises to be an intriguing game (kick off:8pm) for our youngsters and one which will be another great experience. I will be reporting on the game, and shall have my match report published by the following day. COYS
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Austin, Eyoma, Maghoma,Lyons-Foster, Bennetts , Skipp, P.Maghoma, Tracey, Pritchard(c), S.Shashoua, Sterling
Subs from: De Bie, Marsh, Brown, Harrison, Loft.
Doubtful: Duncan, Tsaroulla, Dinzeyi, Omolabi, Edwards?
My score prediction: 3-2 to Spurs courtesy of goals from Samuel Shashoua, Shayon Harrison and Keanan Bennetts.
One to watch: The bees forward Shauille Coulthirst will be a familiar name for Spurs fans, the former Spurs youngster who played once for our senior side. Has started the season in fine form with 8 league goals.