Paul Robinson asks Jose Mourinho to show more faith in this young midfielder

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, believes that Oliver Skipp needs to be handed more first-team opportunities next season.

Skipp, who graduated from the Spurs academy, has made eight appearances in all competitions this season (transfermarkt), featuring predominantly as a substitute.

While chances have been few and far between under Mourinho, Skipp has impressed during his fleeting minutes on the pitch of late.

Football Insider claimed last week that the midfielder is set to be handed a more significant role by the Spurs boss next campaign.

Robinson believes that the England under-21 international is not one that the Lilywhites should be looking to loan out. He insists that the youngster is ready to make the step-up and called for the midfielder to be handed more game time.

Speaking to Football Insider, the former England number one said: “Next season he needs to come into the team a bit more.

“He has been in and around the team this season. Yes, he was taken off with Ndombele against Burnley at half-time but he is still young and a top-class player. He is ready.

“At this stage, he is not a player to be sent out on loan. He has to be kept in and around the first-team. I think he will get more game time this season but I do not think he will be a regular starter.”

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Personally, I am more excited about Skipp than I am about Troy Parrott. Not only has Skipp shown that he has the technical ability to dictate games but he is also quite tenacious and can get stuck in. I believe he will be a much better fit for the holding midfielder role than Harry Winks in the future.

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