Spurs’ Under 21 side will play local non-League side Enfield Town on Tuesday evening (the game starts at 19:00pm) at The Queen Elizabeth II Stadium, which is very close to Spurs’ training ground – Hotspur Way. Wayne Burnett’s Spurs side won 1-0 against League Two side Colchester United, in a behind-closed-doors friendly, at Hotspur Way on Saturday. So it will be interesting to see whether a similar team starts the game against Enfield Town on Tuesday (the starting line-up was not mentioned by Spurs in their match report on their official website). Roshaun Mathurin scored the winning goal in the friendly against Colchester, on his return from injury, which saw him miss the vast majority of last season. Enfield Town finished in third place in the Isthmian League Premier Division during 2021/22. They have a good team of players, and they will try and make it a difficult game for Spurs’ Under 21 side on Tuesday. Spurs used nine substitutes in their friendly match with Enfield Town, last year. So there could be a lot of changes during the second half of Tuesday’s match. New signing Tyrell Ashcroft made his debut for the Spurs Under 21 side, against Colchester United on Saturday, after joining from Reading. So it will be interesting to see whether he starts the Enfield game, tomorrow.
I will of course be attending the Spurs Under 21 sides’ pre-season friendly with Enfield Town, on Tuesday. I’m really looking forward to the new season starting again, and I would like to wish the Spurs Under 21 side all the very best of luck for the game against Enfield Town.
My predicted lineup: Hayton, Ashcroft, Muir, Dorrington, Cesay, Matthew Craig, Bowden (c), Mathurin, Robson, Mundle, Etete.
Substitutes from: Maguire, McKnight, Paskotši, Abbott, John, Heaps, Bloxham, Donley, Williams.
Previous meeting: Spurs 4-0.
My score prediction: Spurs 4-0.
My one to watch: Lyle Della-Verde. The Enfield Town player was once at Spurs as an Academy player, a number of years ago. A skilful and versatile winger, Della-Verde is a creative player who is capable of scoring goals.