Spurs Under 23’s versus Crawley Town FC: (match preview)

Wayne Burnett’s Spurs Under 23 side have so far had the perfect start to pre-season. They have won three of their three pre-season matches so far, scoring 13 goals and conceding no goals. The last time that a Spurs development side played Crawley Town was back in 2018, when a Spurs side containing a number of first year Academy players put in a very impressive performance, to record a 1-1 draw in normal time in the Papa John’s Trophy group stage. League Two side Crawley Town faced West Ham United’s Under 23’s in their last pre-season game. The match finished 2-1 to Crawley. Spurs played non-League side Hastings United in their most recent pre-season friendly, and it was a game which Spurs won 3-0. Crawley will be by far Spurs’ most difficult test of pre-season so far, and so it will be a challenging game for Spurs’ Under 23 side on Saturday (the game starts at 15:00pm and takes place a Crawley’s The People’s Pension Stadium). Unfortunately I am unable to attend and report on tomorrow’s game. However, I would like to wish the Spurs team all the very best of luck for the match.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Cesay, Muir, Okedina (c), Lavinier, Bowden, Devine, Santiago, Robson, Markanday, Etete.

Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Kyezu, Hackett, Michael Craig, Matthew Craig, Pedder, Mundle.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: 1-1 (Crawley Town won on penalties).

My score prediction: Spurs 3-2.

My one to watch: If he does play on Saturday then Spurs will be have to be aware of former Spurs Academy player Nicholas Tsaroulla (22). The left-back who loves to get forward and take players on for skill, was a player who I really enjoyed watching when he played for Spurs.

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