The Spurs Under 21 side will play their third friendly of pre-season on Saturday, when they make the short trip to East London, to face League Two side Leyton Orient at The Breyer Group Stadium (the game starts at 13:00pm). Spurs’ Under 21 side lost 3-2 to Enfield Town on Tuesday, in what was another good pre-season test, following their 1-0 behind-closed-doors friendly win over Colchester United, at Hotspur Way last Saturday. This Saturday’s game between Spurs’ Under 21 side and Leyton Orient, is this year’s JE3 Foundation Trophy match, which is held every year in memory of Spurs legend and former Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh. In the inaugural edition of the JE3 Foundation Trophy, in 2020, Spurs’ Development squad lost 6-2 to Leyton Orient. I watched Leyton Orient’s first friendly match of pre-season, which was against non-League side Haringey Borough. Former Spurs Academy player Anthony Georgiou impressed in the first half of that match, while midfielder Zech Obiero was in my opinion very impressive in midfield, and he showed some excellent skill on the ball.
The game on Saturday will be a great experience for the Spurs Under 21 side, especially as they will be playing against a Football League side. I look forward to going to the game on Saturday, and I would like to wish Wayne Burnett’s side all the very best of luck for the match.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Gunter, Cesay, Muir, Paskotši, Lavinier, Craig, Bowden (c), Mundle, John, Mathurin, Etete.
Substitutes from: Hayton, Dorrington, Ashcroft, Lyons-Foster, Chambers, Robson, Santiago, Mukendi.
Previous meeting: Spurs 2-6.
My score prediction: 3-3.
My one to watch: Anthony Georgiou. The former Spurs player signed for Leyton Orient earlier this month, after playing for Cypriot side AEL Limassol for a while. Georgiou often plays on the left flank as a winger, and his pace, skill and very good ball control, makes him a difficult player to defend against.