Football.London have revealed that Tottenham goalkeeping prospect Josh Keeley trained with the first team this week ahead of the Lilywhites’ clash against Chelsea on Sunday.
With Hugo Lloris out injured, Fraser Forster has taken over the gloves over recent weeks, with Alfie Whiteman being named on the bench for the clash at the San Siro, and Brandon Austin fulfilling the same role for the clashes against Leicester City and West Ham United.
Football.London have revealed Lloris’ injury has given Keeley an opportunity to train alongside Forster, Whiteman and Austin this week.
The 19-year-old, who joined the club from St Patrick’s Athletic last summer, has been a regular for Spurs in Premier League 2 this season and would be keen on impressing first-team goalkeeping coach, Marco Savorani.
Keeley was not the only academy player who trained with the first team this week, with Football.London reporting that Maksim Paskotsi, Brooklyn Lyons-Foster, Kallum Cesay and Romaine Mundle were also spotted in training.
Alfie Devine, who was an unused substitute against AC Milan last week, was also involved in the sessions.
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This is certainly a great opportunity for Keeley to make an impression on the first-team coaches and learn from the more experienced campaigners like Forster and Whiteman.
I have found it quite interesting that Whiteman and Austin have been rotated on the bench, which suggests that Savorani is unsure who to use as Forster’s main understudy.