Wayne Burnett’s Spurs Under 23 side will play their first game of pre-season on Saturday (the game starts at 15:00pm), when they travel to Kent to play Ramsgate FC at their newly refurbished WW Martin Community Stadium. Spurs play the Isthmian League South East Division side for the first time in a number of years, and it will be a good test for the Spurs Under 23 team, in what is their first of five pre-season friendlies this summer. Spurs’ first team are also playing on Saturday afternoon, as they take on Leyton Orient in their first match of pre-season, so that means that some of the players from the Under 23 side will be playing in that game rather than in the Ramsgate game. I have noticed on Spurs’ social media channels that Tobi Omole, Dane Scarlett, Harvey White, Kion Etete, Jubril Okedina and TJ Eyoma are just some of the players who have been training with the first team recently. Ramsgate play their football in the eighth tier of English football, one tier below our opponents next Tuesday – Enfield Town. Whilst I don’t know a great deal about Ramsgate’s side, I do know that it will be a good first test for Wayne Burnett’s side, and one which will hopefully also see some of the Spurs Under 18 side get minutes in. Although there is currently 31 players in our Under 23 side. Skilful former Gillingham forward Ashley Miller (26) is one player who could cause Spurs some problems on Saturday. This is a good opportunity for Spurs’ Under 23 side to test themselves against a physical senior team, and it should be a good competitive game in front of a good crowd.
I’m really looking forward to attending my first Spurs Under 23 game in person since March 2020, and of course I will be reporting back from the Ramsgate game, with my match report hopefully out at some point on Sunday. I would like to wish the team all the very best of luck for the match.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lo-Tutala, Lavinier, Fagan-Walcott, Lyons-Foster (c), Cirkin, Devine, Michael Craig, Bennett, Pedder, Markanday, Mukendi.
Subs from: Kurylowicz, Lusala, Muir, Santiago, Mundle, Robson, Donley.
Previous meeting: N/A.
My score prediction: Spurs 4-1.
My one to watch: Skilful former Gillingham forward Ashley Miller (26).