Oliver Skipp names two Spurs staff members who have been in touch during Norwich loan

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Oliver Skipp has revealed that he has been in regular contact with Jose Mourinho during the early stages of his loan spell at Norwich City.

The Spurs academy product penned a new four year contract in July (Spurs official) and revealed to Mourinho that he wanted to go out on loan to get regular first team football to continue his development (Evening Standard).

Mourinho has admitted that he has been impressed with the midfielder’s character and tipped him to become a future captain of the former Champions League finalists.

Skipp has already impressed during his short time with the Canaries having been awarded the club’s player of the month accolade for September (Pink Un).

The England Under-21 international also revealed that the club’s technical performance director) Steve Hitchen had also been in touch to check on his progression.

Norwich, who were relegated from the Premier League last season have had a difficult start to life in the Championship having recorded just four points from their opening four matches.

“He’s kept in regular contact with me,” Skipp told the Eastern Daily Press.

“He spoke to me just before I went, wishing me well, and a couple of times since – as are other people from the club, Steve Hitchen (technical performance director).

“So it’s really nice that they’re still keeping in touch and seeing how I’m progressing. But from a personal point of view, really nice but I would have preferred a few more points rather than Player of the Month!

“I’m happy that I’ve started off well but I want to keep pushing on, keep improving and I think there’s more from my game that hopefully will come out in the next few months.”

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