Midfielder claims he has been given a lifeline after difficult pre-season at Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Josh Onomah has admitted that he has a point to prove after leaving Tottenham Hotspur.

The midfielder completed a deadline day switch to Fulham as part of the deal which brought Ryan Sessegnon to North London.

Onomah made his first team debut for Fulham last night in their 1-0 Carabao Cup second round defeat at home to Southampton and played the full 90 minutes.

The 22-year-old admitted that he endured a difficult pre-season with Tottenham which saw him not involved in the club’s pre-season tour of the Far East or Audi Cup win, with Mauricio Pochettino instead deciding to play some of the younger members of his academy set up in the likes of George Marsh and Harvey White.

After spending the last couple of seasons on loan at Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday where injuries hampered his progress and saw himself fall down the midfield pecking order at Spurs.

Fellow midfield academy graduates Harry Winks and Oliver Skipp overtook him in Pochettino’s plans and now finds himself in the Championship.

Onomah told the Evening Standard: ” “I believe I’ve got a point to prove and I’ve been given a lifeline here at Fulham,” 

“I’ve just got to prove to everyone what I can do. I’ll do my talking to the pitch and see what happens.

“Every boy’s dream is to play in the Premier League and, yeah, that’s my dream too, but sometimes you have to take a step back and build to get to the top.

“I had a difficult pre-season at Tottenham, but I always had faith the deal would get done. I was happy to move on deadline day and I’m happy to get started.

“The last couple of years have been stop-start. I had a decent loan at Villa but last year [at Wednesday] I had a couple of injuries that set me back. I’ve got  a fresh start now.”

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