‘A strong period of his career’ – Manager praises Spurs academy graduate

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Dom Le Roy

Leyton Orient manager Ross Embleton has praised on-loan Tottenham midfielder George Marsh for his performances this season and believes that the youngster has a bright future in the game.

Marsh has been highly rated at Spurs for many years, having shone in different age groups while coming through the academy ranks.

Although he is a central midfielder by trade, the youngster is quite versatile and more than capable of doing a job as a full-back.

Mauricio Pochettino was seemingly a fan of Marsh having used the youngster in pre-season tournaments and handing him his senior debut for the club in the FA Cup against Tranmere Rovers in January 2019.

The 21-year-old joined Orient on a season-long loan last summer in what was his first move away from Spurs and the youngster certainly made hi mark for the League Two side.

The midfielder admitted in an interview to Tottenham’s official website that the loan experience helped him mature as a player.

Embleton believes Marsh will look back on his time with the League Two side as an important phase in his development.

He told Orient’s official website: “Having known George since he was 10 or 11, I knew he had the characteristics to come into our club and make a mark.

“It was in extremely tough circumstances that he came into the club, but I feel as though he became a strong member of the team, and when he looks back it will be a strong period of his career, making over 25 appearances.

“We thank him for everything he’s done and wish him all the best with the future.”

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Marsh is an impressive talent and I would not be surprised to see him loaned out to a League One side or even potentially a Championship club next season. However, his chances of breaking through at Spurs is pretty bleak given that the likes of Oliver Skipp and Harvey White are currently ahead of him in the pecking order.

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