A Closer Look: Connor Ogilvie

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In light of news that 21 year old defender Connor Ogilvie has signed a new contract at the club, as well as securing a short-term loan move to Gillingham, I thought I’d take a closer look at another one of Tottenham’s rising stars.

Ogilvie at just 21 years of age is already a versatile defender, being competent at left-back as well as in the centre of the defence.

He started his career in the Spurs academy and is Tottenham through-and-through, having been selected for the England Under 16s and 17s sides as well as enjoying two successful loan spells at Stevenage.

As he is yet to play a game for the senior Spurs side, Ogilvie earned his senior debut in League 2 for Hertfordshire side Stevenage during a season long loan in 2015, in a match against North-Eastern outfit Hartlepool, in which the 21 year old helped Stevenage to a 2-0 win and a clean sheet.

It was during this loan spell that the defender also scored his first ever professional goal in a 2-1 win over Plymouth Argyle just two weeks after making his senior debut against Hartlepool.

Over the course of his stay in Stevenage, Ogilvie provided two crucial assists, one of which helping to earn a point against York City and another late on in a game against Yeovil Town, another equaliser.

In January 2017, Ogilvie made a brief return to Stevenage, after his initial loan spell had concluded in June 2016, where the youngster went on to make an additional 18 appearances, adding to the 21 he’d managed previously.

Just yesterday it was revealed on Tottenham’s official club website that Connor Ogilvie had committed his future to the club in signing a new contract until 2019, as well as the announcement of a 6 month loan to League 1 side Gillingham.

It’ll be interesting to watch Ogilvie make the step up into League 1 football, but also it’ll be a likely indicator of how much progress the youngster has made so far in his career, and just how much more is still needed.

 

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