Pochettino debutant makes debut for Potters Bar Town in Isthmian League

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Former Tottenham Hotspur striker and academy graduate, Kazaiah Sterling made his debut for Potters Bar Town this week.

The Hertfordshire-based club play their football in the Isthmian Football League, which represents the 7th/8th tier of the English pyramid.

22-year-old Sterling left Tottenham earlier this year after more than six years with the North London club, only ever making two senior appearances under the management of Mauricio Pochettino.

However, he did play 24 games for Spurs’ U18 side and 44 for the U23 side, scoring 10 and 20 respectively (TransferMarkt).

Sterling had loan spells at Sunderland, Doncaster Rovers, Southend United, and Greenock Morton during his time with the Lilywhites but failed to impress.

After an injury to Ben Ward-Cochrane, Potters Bar Town approached Sterling to see whether he could fill in on a temporary basis.

Manager Lee O’Leary revealed that Sterling has been on trial with a number of clubs and is currently training at Boreham Wood, but hasn’t been offered anything yet.

He said (WHTimes): “We spoke to Kazaiah [who has appeared on loan at Sunderland and Southend United among others]. He’s been on trial at three or four clubs up until now and not really got anything.

“He is lacking a lot of match sharpness but we just thought we could help him and he could help us, at least short term.

“He is training with Boreham Wood at the minute so I don’t know whether it will be for another couple of games but at the minute it is just a game-to-game basis.

“And although you can see he is lacking game time, he set up the goal for Samson and offers us something we don’t necessarily have.

“You can tell he’s been a pro for the last four years though but Ben will be back hopefully for Saturday [away to Horsham].

“We’re looking very dangerous going forward, we just need to get a bit of continuity at the back and we’ll be fine.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

It will do Sterling some good to play regular minutes somewhere just to get his fitness up. I hope to see him sign permanently somewhere in the football league before long as he was always a youngster with a lot of promise. At 22, he still has a big future ahead of him.

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