After impressively winning 4-1 away against Leicester City on Monday evening in the Premier League 2, Spurs’ Under 23 side have another league game to look forward to this week. Wayne Burnett’s side will welcome Everton to Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium on Friday evening (the game starts at 19:00pm) and a win for Spurs could lift them up to third place in the league table. Everton are five points and four places behind Spurs in Divison One, and they are unbeaten in their last four competitive games. Spurs beat Everton 2-1 and recorded a 0-0 draw with them in the league last season. Everton are a side who will try and make it difficult for Spurs to try and play their passing style of football, but the team from Merseyside also play good football and are effective at it too. Centre-forward Ellis Simms is a player that the Spurs defence will have to watch closely tomorrow if he does play, as he is very clinical in-front of goal. This will be an interesting game of football tomorrow, and I look forward to reporting on it. I would like to wish the team all the very best of luck for the game.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lo-Tutala, Lavinier, Fagan-Walcott, Omole, Cesay, Lyons-Foster, White (c), Markanday, John, Mundle, Clarke.
Subs from: Solberg, Paskotši, Matthew Craig, Michael Craig, Santiago.
Injured/unavailable: Dane Scarlett.
Previous meeting: Spurs 2-1.
My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.
My one to watch: Ellis Simms. The 20 year old centre-forward who scored ten league goals in 23 league appearances on loan at Blackpool last season, is a clinical centre-forward who has always impressed me in the past. Simms has a great goalscoring record at Academy level for Everton.